FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss Drosera, Byblis, and Drosophyllum plant care here

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By albertoburrito
Location: 
Posts:  270
Joined:  Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 am
#382826
Since drosera capillaris doesn't live that long, do I have to worry about pollinating and sowing seeds every year? Also, should I grow D. Capillaris outdoors in AZ? Does it need dormancy?
User avatar
By Shadowtski
Location: 
Posts:  4255
Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#382831
albertoburrito wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:42 pm Since drosera capillaris doesn't live that long, do I have to worry about pollinating and sowing seeds every year? Also, should I grow D. Capillaris outdoors in AZ? Does it need dormancy?
Drosera capillaris mostly grows in the Southeastern US. It is a perennial and will live several years.
Mine slow down or stop growing in Winter but they don't form a Winter hibernaculum like more Northerly Sundews do.
They have a wide range and some grow year round in the Southern end of their range, I believe.
Some years I grab seed and donate it, some years I just let them go.
User avatar
By albertoburrito
Location: 
Posts:  270
Joined:  Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 am
#382832
Thanks! Do you think that it will grow better outdoors in AZ, or indoors? Also, some sources say that if I let if flower it can die. Is that true? Also, do they self-pollinate?
User avatar
By Shadowtski
Location: 
Posts:  4255
Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#382833
albertoburrito wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:39 pm Thanks! Do you think that it will grow better outdoors in AZ, or indoors? Also, some sources say that if I let if flower it can die. Is that true? Also, do they self-pollinate?
I'm in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin metro area, so this is just my 02¢ worth of a guess.
They'd like the light outside better.
They could handle the temperature outside if they were in a bog or planting setup with enough water to keep humidity higher than Arizona's dry air usually is.
If the plant is healthy, there should be no problem letting them flower and set seed.
Drosera capillaris do self pollinate and produce seed for me.
They could do OK indoors with adequate lighting.
albertoburrito liked this
User avatar
By albertoburrito
Location: 
Posts:  270
Joined:  Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 am
#382834
Thanks! I have a shade cloth and a big deep water tray to keep the humidity up, so it should be fine. Last questions. Should I germinate them indoors or outdoors, and should I use a humidity bag? I feel like they would get cooked if I used a bag for humidity outside. Sorry for the spamming lol
User avatar
By Shadowtski
Location: 
Posts:  4255
Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#382838
I would germinate the seeds indoors and move them outdoors when they have 4 or 5 leaves. Leave them in open shade, (North side of house) until they're halfway grown. Then start acclimating them to full sun.
Maybe some Arizona growers have first hand experience with this species in sunny AZ-land.
If so, follow their advice.
Good growing,
Mike
albertoburrito liked this
User avatar
By MaxVft
Location: 
Posts:  348
Joined:  Sat May 08, 2021 4:17 am
#382843
Hi Alberto,
The method for germinating sundews is technically universal(with exceptions for some species),including with capillaris,the type I sent you.Capillaris is warm-temperate,which is where they are somewhat temperate but are still tropical-like.They grow fine in a windowsill,but I reccomend outdoor growing if you want it to flower and/or grow bigger and healthier.
You can find the tutorial for germinating sundew seeds here:
http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/Germ ... _Seed.html
Thanks and happy growing,
Max
New member!

Welcome! I agree that Schuppenstiel is an awesome[…]

Black tips on drosera capensis

Usually no dew means it's not getting enough light[…]

Looking for unique VFT seeds

I wasn't selling them here because I don't want t[…]

It depends on the plants, how frequently it happen[…]

While I was away, the postage arrived. Thank you!

August bonus

Good morning friends. For August, we're going to […]

Just a tip

Requests are by calendar month. This means you ca[…]

Snap Tentacles on Drosera aliciae

I learned something new. Thanks. Now I will take a[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!