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By KStap18
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So very recently did I notice that my drosera capensis seems to be growing from two places as seen by the two nubs in the picture. Is there a reason for this (weather, lighting, etc..) or is this just something normal that capensis does? I'm also wondering that since it's still on the cooler side here if it is the plant reacting to the cold. Thanks!ImageImage

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By boarderlib
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Thats pretty typical of a stressed plant. The old growth will die off and the new growth points will form a dual headed plant.

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boarderlib wrote:Thats pretty typical of a stressed plant. The old growth will die off and the new growth points will form a dual headed plant.

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What do you think is causing the stress? Am I doing something wrong? Image
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By boarderlib
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That's hard to say without a detailed list of growing conditions, as well as any recent changes. It could be anything from pests to a big lighting change recently.

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By KStap18
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I haven't done anything different with this plant. Here is some history though:

I got this plant back in August I believe and I did notice that it had a stem, so I'm assuming that this plant is older than usual picture of drosera capensis where the plant grows close to the ground. I did have trouble at first getting it to look healthy as all the old leaves died and it wasn't until I saw a new growth point that it is where it is now. (There are a bunch of seedling growing around this plant as well as some utricularia that looks to be doing well. I didn't do anything special to the seedlings and they are growing just fine).

Since then I've been treating it the same where I grow this outside where it gets mostly west facing sun (unfortunately I can't help this as this is how my backyard is set up). Temperatures are around 70ish and drops down to about 50 lately. It rained couple times with some wind couple days. Could it just be that? Or that it's an older plant?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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By boarderlib
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I've looked at these pics over and over. I can see something is ailing this plant and causing it to crash, but I can't put my finger on it. I'm leaning towards some kind of pest by the looks of the older leaves, they are twisting and deformed. I'm no good with pest ID or control, so hopefully one of the more knowledgeable pest guys will jump in and refute or confirm this.

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By mouthstofeed
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i stressed a capensis by not covering up the base completely with soil. they seem to dislike being naked like that. this is a completely wild guess though. maybe it'd like to be repotted.

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