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    I bought one of those little "domed" 3" pots of Sarracenia purpurea at Lowe's the other day. I had watched these little plants get drier and deader for WEEKS, and finally broke down and "saved" one. One of the better looking purpureas[Edit: corrected spelling, Sarracenia purpurea, the spelling of species names does not change]. Well, after researching online, I see that they are happier growing outdoors. Darn! I wanted an indoor carnivorous plant! Anyway, I have it on the windowsill and am making a go of it, but can now see a Drosera capensis in my future! Do any of you grow them indoors? I read they are pretty tough little customers, and good for a beginner.

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    I bought a half-alive one from Lowes about 4 months ago because they gave me 50% off. I slowly removed the lid over the period of a week then repotted it. It now has about 20 pitchers and fills the 8" pot all the way out to the egde. I have been growing it in my apartment and skipped dormancy this year so it could have a chance to grow some leaves. You might want to put a few drops of milk in a pitcher. I did that after it got adjusted and in a week 3 new pitchers began to form. Hope this helps.
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    Ah yes, the milk... I forgot to mention that in my reply to seaecho's post in the Sarr forum. Give it a drop of milk in 20% of it's pitchers once a month (except during dormancy). Dairy products are the #1 CP growth stimulant! I give my dew-producing plants cheese at the same rate.

    Yeah, they do tend to grow better outdoors, but with the right conditions, it can be done indoors.
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    Were you referring to capensis[Edit: corrected spelling, Drosera capensis] as being grown indoors? If so, they do very well inside. If you click on my profile, you will see a pic of my D. capensis, that had been grown exclusively on a windowsill for six months, until I moved it outside. It did much better for me on a window sill than it did outside.




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    ROFLMAO
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    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Feb. 05 2005,6:05)]....If you click on my profile, you will see a pic of my camale reproductive organ, that had been grown exclusively on a windowsill for six months, until I moved it outside. It did much better for me on a window sill than it did outside.
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    I cant find out what he really said
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Do any of you grow them indoors? I read they are pretty tough little customers, and good for a beginner.
    Oh yeah, most my capensis[Edit: corrected spelling, Drosera capensis] grow indoors, some outside year around. Very tough like you said. Come back from their roots even after cold snaps down to 18F.

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    Kirk, he accidently misspelled "capensis by leaving out an essential letter "s" . The filters caught it and in an attempt to clean up Jim's language made it worse [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] . I still get this image of that in Jim's window and all the neighbor's pointing and whispering as they walk past [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] ROFL Sorry Jim. *grins ear to ear* I haven't laughed this hard in quite a while. I am easily entertained.
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