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By Shelilla
Posts:  221
Joined:  Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:21 pm
#304538
Ok so first I've got these pygmies...
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I am fairly certain now after comparing images that they are probably Drosera manii, but since a lot of the pygmies look REALLY similar I want to make sure.
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I also have these mystery seedlings which popped up in my mature Cape Sundew pot. I got identication for the last two when I last posted here, and now am 100% sure that those two are baby Cape Sundews, but the first one is...I'm not so sure now
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Lastly, I've got quite a few of these little ones popping up in my Sessilifolia seedlings pot, not sure what they are because they're so tiny and seem to grow really slowly.
Edit: the ones I'm talking about are exclusively the green-coloured ones. The picture isn't that good because they're so small so it might be hard to spot.
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If these seedlings could be identified for me I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!
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By fattytuna
Posts:  749
Joined:  Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:00 am
#304913
For the pygmy sundews, it's really hard to ID the rosette species based solely on the leaves. Your best bet would to contact the supplier and narrow down the list of possible species. The flower can also be used to ID them as some species have quite unique flowers.

The seedlings in the second set of pictures are D. capensis.

For the last set, it's too early to tell. If they came from a D. sessilifolia pot, then they're probably D. sessilifolia.
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By KategoricalKarnivore
Posts:  1724
Joined:  Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:00 pm
#304914
Last pic is D sessilifolia. You can see the snap tentacles too.
By Fishkeeper
Posts:  732
Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
#305095
Second ones are 100% Capensis, and will grow just fine crowded up like that if you don't want to move them.
By Shelilla
Posts:  221
Joined:  Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:21 pm
#305141
Fishkeeper wrote:Second ones are 100% Capensis, and will grow just fine crowded up like that if you don't want to move them.
Wait, I'm pretty sure one is a different species- I should have circled it or something in the picture, but the first small one actually has little, rounded leaves that aren't long and rectangular like the other two...?
By Orit
Posts:  287
Joined:  Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:36 am
#305142
Baby d capensis have more rounded leaves. They become longer as the plant develops.
By Shelilla
Posts:  221
Joined:  Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:21 pm
#305159
Orit wrote:Baby d capensis have more rounded leaves. They become longer as the plant develops.
Wow, really? Interesting...thanks for letting me know :)
By Shelilla
Posts:  221
Joined:  Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:21 pm
#305160
Update:
One capensis baby is a real little monster! I haven't made any attempt to feed it, yet it's already devoured two victims all on its own...
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By Fishkeeper
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Yep, they do that. Capensis can have huge variations in size among seedlings planted at identical times. Before I split them up, I had a pot of seedlings, all planted at the same time, that ranged in size from 2" tall plants to 1/3" plants. It was absurd. I don't know if it's because bigger plants catch more food and therefore increase their lead over the others, or if it's intentional for some reason, or what.
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By Shelilla
Posts:  221
Joined:  Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:21 pm
#305295
From what I've seen, probably a bit of both but mainly food-related. Every Sundew seedling I've grown yet have started out the same size, but if I fed one it would grow twice the size and become like the 'king' or 'queen' of the rest of the seedlings. I think some just start out maybe a day or few days later and end up slightly smaller. Or some are unlucky because they end up growing behind another seedling, which hogs all the light?
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