Sorry to hear that your capensis cultures are not doing well, but if you don't mind me asking I am curious as to why you are putting Drosera capensis into culture when it is such a prolific and potentially invasive species in most collections? Don't get me wrong Bud, it's an attractive plant and a must have for any CP collection and you've done well to get it this far into culture. I just find it interesting that for all of the Drosera species out there that you've chosen capensis.
First I had the seeds available at the time, and in the practice and study of the hobby, I plan to do many different species (time and room permitting) , including very soon; Nepenthes from seed and even Banana plants from meristem. As far as Capes, I personally like that plant, I think it is a large impressive Drosera has some movement after it captures prey, and has color variations. It is easy and to grow, and has a lot of tolerance in growing conditions, I eventually want to do some farmers markets, to introduce others to the hobby with reasonably priced plants; and this is a great beginner plant. As far as invasive, I guess it could be if one would let it go to seed and scatter them around, I haven’t seen too many post of growers losing sleep, because of Capensis taking over their collections; personally, I am much more worried about the heavy dandelions that took over my lawn this year.
Linton, I don’t mind you asking at all, but Gee, If I wanted to ask someone ”why they are TCing a particular plant, I’d be way, way more interested in asking why someone would knowingly want to propagate a probable viral infected plant, that produces unique coloration, that is already desirable by naive collectors, and may be sold or traded or given away ; and could end up infecting many entire collections.