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By Hendre
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Still quite new to this whole CP growing thing, mostly used to seeing the Cape sundews in the wild!
Species I have observed include:
D. aliciae
D. admirabilis
D. capensis
D. esterhuyseniae
D. hilaris
D. glabripes
D. ramentacea
D. trinervia
D. slackii
D. xerophila
D. cuneifolia
I used to have some capensis and small sarracenia but put them in shade and that was that. A year later i sta

What I'm growing
Currently have seedlings of:
D. spatulata
D. tokaiensis


Tomorrow I am getting seeds of:
D. aliciae "kleinmond giant"
D. natalensis Beacon hill- Umtamvuna NR "Miniature form"
D. X tokaiensis (D. spatulata x D. rotundifolia)
D. aliciae x snyderi F2
D. spatulata hong kong "Macau round leaf"
D. venusta "Knysna"
D. natalensis bulangula transkei "Round leaf"
D. nidiformis Umtamvuna NR Western heights
D. natalensis x D. nidiformis (natural hybrid)Umtamvuna NR
D. burmanii "Beerwah all green" Beerwah, australia

What I hope to get this year
I have a collection permit for Drosera in the Cape of South Africa and I am hoping to get:
-Various capensis clones
-Drosera cistiflora (red, white, pink, possibly yellow)
-Drosera alba
-Drosera zeyheri
-Drosera variegata
-Drosera rubrifolia (if I can get a private location to collect it)
-Drosera ericgreenii (same as above)
-Drosera coccipetala
-Drosera trinervia
-Drosera 'trinervia' sp "orange" (Orange flower form)
-Drosera trinervia "giant" (9cm across, not in cultivation at all afaik)
-Drosera pauciflora
-Drosera ramentacea
-Drosera hilaris
-Drosera xerophila
-Drosera esterhuyseniae

I should be able to find seeds of most of the above, will have to make a proper setup to grow them though! Some very different growing habits here. I hope to at least start my more water loving species in trays outside as I expand! The rest to the fridge for the time being. It's exciting to get back into things. I will be posting many photos as the year goes on ;)
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By Hendre
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It's wonderful to see wild dews, I will be visiting Xerophila habitat in a few weeks with Alex Dietrick (InSearchOfSpecies) and an intern at the site has sent me photos of xerophila x glabripes, and huge slackii patches! Will definitely grab some seed in the new year, exporting is kind of expensive but I'll cross that bridge later.

I got my new seeds and planted them indoors where it's a bit warmer. Hoping to get some capensis cuttings and possibly some trinervia along the South Coast tomorrow, will see what I find :D
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Hendre wrote:It's wonderful to see wild dews, I will be visiting Xerophila habitat in a few weeks with Alex Dietrick (InSearchOfSpecies) and an intern at the site has sent me photos of xerophila x glabripes, and huge slackii patches! Will definitely grab some seed in the new year, exporting is kind of expensive but I'll cross that bridge later.

I got my new seeds and planted them indoors where it's a bit warmer. Hoping to get some capensis cuttings and possibly some trinervia along the South Coast tomorrow, will see what I find :D
That's awesome! Alex is a good friend of mine and I grow a lot of stuff originally from his collections (such as this D. esterhuyseniae). IIRC Alex showed me a strange form of slackii that grew fairly long stems and very wide leaves. I hope you are able to find that! Xero x glab is a really neat hybrid. Don't believe it's in cultivation yet though.

No worries about exporting, as I know Alex will be bringing back a lot of stuff to introduce to cultivation haha.
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By Hendre
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Super cool! I will be shipping some stuff to Alex eventually, given the strictness of nature authorities in my province I am taking no chances. Will be collecting a lot with him under my permit then exporting seeds properly. I don't know if he'll collect on his trips that he does without me.

Your plant looks lovely, how are you growing it? Same with the glabripes. I am surprised admirabilis does well in the same conditions because their wild environments are complete opposites in moisture levels :o
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By Nepenthes0260
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Hendre wrote:Super cool! I will be shipping some stuff to Alex eventually, given the strictness of nature authorities in my province I am taking no chances. Will be collecting a lot with him under my permit then exporting seeds properly. I don't know if he'll collect on his trips that he does without me.

Your plant looks lovely, how are you growing it? Same with the glabripes. I am surprised admirabilis does well in the same conditions because their wild environments are complete opposites in moisture levels :o
I believe he has the permits to collect at a few sites but am not sure...? Either way, I know he was planning to get some really interesting forms into cultivation this time. Hopefully D. acaulis!

Thank you! To be honest, I'm a little surprised myself I am able to grow a lot of my South African dews together. For plants like D. cuneifolia, D. xerophila, D. esterhuyseniae, D. glabripes, etc. I have to plant them in airier mixes as I keep them sitting in .5-1" of water at all times. Even with that, I prop my D. xerophila up on a little platform so it doesn't get too wet, and it seems to appreciate that. Most plants go dormant in the summer, except for a few weirdos that decide that they don't want to rest for whatever reason (as a couple of my Silvermine cuneis are right now). They typically look their dewiest in winter. Some plants like D. trinervia, D. hilaris, D. cistiflora, etc. I fully dry and move out of the water table in summer. Some cuneis too, but I have to control watering based on what the plants are doing. Some of my plants have fully retreated to their thick roots, some have formed tight buds of leaves atop the soil, and some plants are in full growth for me at the moment.

My mix for the drier growing S. African dews is around 1:2:1 sand : perlite : peat, with a top layer of 100% sand on some to keep weeds down.
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By Hendre
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Just made myself some bigger trays, I realised a 60x60cm tray would not cut it so made the two 60x90cm trays from some pallets and plastic pot liner:
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My D. cistiflora and D. trinervia plants are recovering and I am keeping a close eye on the leaf cuttings so hopefully they survive :)
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Some photos of the recovering plants, collected on the South Coast (With permits)
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