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By Ben Goudge
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Hi FTCF-

I'm having a bit of a problem: My D. Capensis will not stop flowering! I let it flower ONCE this summer, which tired it out, but just as it started to recover, it sent up another flower stalk (which I clipped off), weakening it again. This repeats another three or four times, the most recent occasion being today. It apparently does not know or care that it will kill itself at this rate! (It's a plant, of course it doesn't.) How do I make my plant make more foliage and stop making flower stalks, at least for a while?
By Herbz187
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#368228
Feed it more? Enough light good conditions. Flowers do take some energy but usually if its well fed before it dont bother em much

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By Ben Goudge
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I can't feed it because it spends all its energy on making flower stalks.
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#368230
No dewy leaves in two months.
By Herbz187
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#368231
Does it get enough light ?

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By Herbz187
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A pic would help more

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By Ben Goudge
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Herbz187 wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm Does it get enough light ?

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Yes, it's on a sunny windowsill w/ ~7 hrs of sunlight/day.
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#368237
Ben Goudge wrote:
Herbz187 wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm Does it get enough light ?

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Yes, it's on a sunny windowsill w/ ~7 hrs of sunlight/day.
I would say it might need more light then

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By Ben Goudge
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As I said, I have not gotten a dewy leaf for two months.
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Herbz187 wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:44 pm A pic would help more

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By Herbz187
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Ben Goudge wrote:
Herbz187 wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:44 pm A pic would help more

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How does your other plants look is it only this one ? I wana say its a light issue they need tons of light. The light is what makes the dew not the humidity. Even tho humidity helps its not about that is light

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By Ben Goudge
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That's really weird. My D. tokaiensis is actually in the shadow of another pot, and it's still really nice and dewy.
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