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By EverDave
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Joined:  Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:34 am
:) Me again

I am curious as to your opinions on the easiest to grow CP plant and one that rewards it grower with growth the quickest.
I need some CP inspiration please. I need to see strong growth. All I have planted are pitcher plants and they grow so slow lol.

Thanks all!
By Veronis
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Joined:  Fri May 29, 2009 8:41 pm
Capensis do grow relatively quickly; my vote goes to drosera burmannii, or any "annual" sundew. Burmannii stay relatively small, a couple cm in diameter, but if you want a bigger plant, drosera indica are annual and get around 24 inches tall I believe.

Regarding all flytraps, sarracenia, nepenthes, they all take some time to grow from seed to mature plants (years), but annual drosera like burmannii and indica will be full-grown in under a year.

Like most sundew, with bi-weekly feeding burmanniis and indica will explode with growth and get bigger much faster. Use freeze-dried bloodworms - crush into dust and sprinkle over the seedlings. When they get bigger, I feed them betta fish pellets instead of insects. It works very very well and my sundews flower like crazy. Both of these items are available at any major pet store in the fish aisles, and they're both really inexpensive (couple bucks).

See my reply to another user here for more information if you're interested in growing these from seed:

Good luck!
By EverDave
Posts:  117
Joined:  Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:34 am
Trying to locate some drosera burmannii seeds, but no luck. I like this plant alot from what I read.
Looking in the seed bank and Flytrap store, but no luck.
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