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    While hiking in kogelberg nature reserve I was startled by a huge drosera capensis, I’ve seen thousands of capensis at many different locations around the western cape but this was by far the largest. Has anyone seen or heard of a plant bigger? The traps measured 10.5 centimeters or 4.1 inches.
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    When my capensis alba arrived in the post it was a sorry state. Dry Browning leaves and no dew. I had to put the soil back in the pot. I put it on the south facing window and kept it standing in water. After 6 weeks it was covered in dew and started throwing up flower stalks. So far 4 flower stalks. Its a good idea never to give up on these plants it seems
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    Just a thought. Try putting the plant and pot in a plastic bag to keep the humidity high for a couple of weeks or so and make sure it stands in about a half inch of rainwater at all times. However, remove the bag before 2 weeks are up if you see any sign of mould developing inside. D. capensis will naturally die back in the winter especially when cold, so has yours been exposed to cold conditions after repotting? Do not give up on it even if it loses all its leaves as after a winter cold spell, it will usually regrow from the base of the the plant or the roots so long as it has not been kept over wet while it has effectively been hibernating. Kind regards, Rob
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    It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. What kind of soil is the carnivorous plant mix? Make sure it doesn't have any added nutrients or isn't contaminated with salts. You could also check for pests.