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Forum: Drosera In The Wild 22nd October 2012, 11:19 PM
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Posted By zoit
Re: D Cistiflora in Gordons Bay, SA

Yes, it is something very special. Especially after a fire. Then you will be amazed about what can survive fires. Much of the fynbos area needs fires to regrow and for the seeds to germinate.

I...
Forum: Drosera In The Wild 16th October 2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,967
Posted By zoit
Re: D Cistiflora in Gordons Bay, SA

Cape Town has mediteranean climate. Hot dry summers (38 deg C) and cold wet winters (5 deg C).

Cape Town is also known for its "fynbos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fynbos)" vegetation. These...
Forum: Drosera In The Wild 15th October 2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,967
Posted By zoit
Re: D Cistiflora in Gordons Bay, SA

I cant walk or drive past a field or open space without wondering what plants I will find there. I also keep orchids and South Africa is well known for its terestrial orchids like the disa...
Forum: Drosera In The Wild 8th October 2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,967
Posted By zoit
D Cistiflora in Gordons Bay, SA

I took my dogs for a walk in a nearby field from our house and found D Cistiflora growing everywhere. Thought I will post some pics.

I will be returning to site often to try and catch them in...
Forum: Drosera 5th December 2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,664
Posted By zoit
Re: Questions on media used for Drosera.

I use a 50:50 mix of river sand and peat moss for my D capensis and other CP with very good results. Plants like D capensis will even grow in just plain washed riversand as they grow here that way in...
Forum: Drosera 17th November 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,131
Posted By zoit
Re: Drosera Food: Bloodworms

I leave my plants outside in full sun during spring time while the temps are still cool, about 28 deg C. Very soon I will bring my plants inside from harsh dry summer, about 38 deg C. I chose a...
Forum: Drosera 17th November 2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,131
Posted By zoit
Re: Drosera Food: Bloodworms

I am from South Africa where these plants come from.

To prevent curly leaves, D Capensis need bright light. The plants in your photos are very green, no red pigment. Give more light without the...
Forum: Drosera 17th November 2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,525
Posted By zoit
Re: Drosera capensis 'Crestate'

I had similliar growth on my plants last year and posted photos here, http://forum.petpitcher.com/showthread.php?t=4570. Some of my plants had formed about 4 flowering heads on a single stalk. The...
Forum: Drosera 5th November 2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,052
Posted By zoit
Re: D. Capensis needs help!

I am from South Africa where these plants come from. They grow in wet mountain regions with bright light and low heat. I have attached a photo of my D Capensis growing in full sun, about 28deg C at...
Forum: Drosera In The Wild 14th October 2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,614
Posted By zoit
Re: Drosera Cistiflora in Greyton area in South Africa

These sundews grow in the winter and specialise in surviving in dry conditions. This area is a winter rain area so it will dry out very soon. Current temp is 25 deg C, but the spring temperature will...
Forum: Drosera In The Wild 13th October 2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,614
Posted By zoit
Drosera Cistiflora in Greyton area in South Africa

Found these D Cistiflora growing all over the place. Thought I will share some photos.

I also found a weird orchid growing with the sundews. Orchid called Satyrium Pumilum. These orchids attract...
Forum: Projects 17th December 2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,092
Posted By zoit
Shadehouse for CP and orchid

Hi guys. We just moved into our new house in the coastal town of Gordons Bay in South Africa. We have a dry hot Mediterranean climate. The problem is that we have strong winds during the summer time,...
Forum: Drosera 1st November 2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,697
Posted By zoit
Re: D Capensis weird flowering

Just a quick update on the progress of my D Capensis flowering. I have about 3 flowers emerging from the multifloral heads on a single stem.
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Forum: Drosera In The Wild 22nd October 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By zoit
Drosera Trinervia in Jonkershoek, South Africa

I have recntly been on a hike in the Jonkershoek valley situated in the Stellenbosch area in South Africa. I have come across a few patches of D Trinervia (I think) where the plants grow like a...
Forum: Drosera 22nd October 2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,697
Posted By zoit
Re: D Capensis weird flowering

Basically all my D Capensis have been cultivated from leaf cutting from a single parent plant. A have about 5 plants that are doing this. Cool thing that I noticed last night is that more than one...
Forum: Drosera 19th October 2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,697
Posted By zoit
Re: D Capensis weird flowering

Hi Strath76, thanks for the reply

The plant will start flowering soon then I can post more pictures.
Forum: Drosera 19th October 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,697
Posted By zoit
D Capensis weird flowering

Hi every one. I am new to the forum. Truly nice site. I live in Gordons Bay, about 50km from Cape Town in SA. We have a hot mediteranean climate. I grow all my plants outside without shade or any...
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