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    I did something quite stupid. My capensis was sprouting new dewy leaves and all after blackening away for the last mth. Then I decided to repot them, split the separate plants up into new medium. Well I separated them into 8 plants, but 6 of them have died into some black mass. The green centre where the new leaves came up from is now black. Sigh, I thought capensis were tougher than this.

    Anyway, will they come back from the black mass? I've read enuff posts of capensis being indestructible and all... so will they come back? If they do, is it from their roots or from the black mass?

    Thanks.

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    As long as the roots are still healthy and you keep the medioum moist they should grow back.
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    Don't give up on them. It might take a while but they should come back. Just keep it wet...and wait. I had a pot destroyed by squirrels and it came back with tons of new plants. Looked great this year. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Thanks for all the advice. I shall leave them wet then. But the state of detrcution is quite bad. the centres of the plants are dead.

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    If you still have any healthy looking leaves on it, it might not be a bad idea to start a cutting. If the mother plant goes on to the great garden in the sky, at least you will have a cutting to replace the plant. If its too late, I wouldnt worry too much. So many people have capensis that it shouldnt be too hard to find a replacement plant.

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    But it is so strange that almost all the CP growers in Singapore have their D. capensis dying on them after a few months. Some of these growers are quite successful in growing Drosera (e.g. D. intermedia, D. filiformis, D. paradoxa, D. burmanii, D. binata), but somehow, D. capensis always dies after a few months. I cannot undertstand it. Is it that the weather in Singapore is so harsh that even D. capensis cannot survive?

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    Harsh in Singapore? AMybe the heat but harsh is when your greenhouse heat goes out and most of your collection is frozen to -15 F! Never fear capensis shall return as my cold plants did. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Unfortunately, all mine died. Indestructable? Sigh...
    Appears that D. intermedia grows much better here in Singapore! Almost like weed. What would I give for a D. capensis weed...

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