Steve.g

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  1. 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
  2. I allowed my drosera capensis alba to flower and now I have a lot of seed pods I have absolutely no idea how to get seeds out of. I'm aware that learning from my mistakes here is probably the best way forward. I have a standard drosera capensis about to flower aswell but I'm so worried about my lack of knowledge I may just allow that plant to naturally take it's course just to see how the pods progress and how the seed eventually comes out. Online tutorials have left me none the wiser on this.
  3. Your traps look colourful enough. It's like that picture of a burger in McDonalds. The example is hardly ever a reality. The top two pictures look nice
  4. Thanks. I think they are springtails but it's difficult to see if they are jumping or just running really fast. they are very quick.
  5. A South facing windowsill (or north facing if you live in the southern hemisphere) is great. I've got two drosera capensis and a vft happily living in my one south facing window. I am planning to move my vft into dormancy shortly. I have no experience yet with lights. I am planning to get some lights in the future
  6. Ok I have circled the bug in black which is probably the worst colour I could have chosen. And some general shots of the plant, it's autumn leaves
  7. I was just trimming away some black leaves on my vft. noticed that there are what look like white or shiny bugs moving in and out of the soil. I'm worried now. What are they and how do i get rid of them? It needs to go dormant soon should I just make it dormant early ?
  8. The plan is to put my plants outside in a mini greenhouse. But due to rendering work on the house this plan was put on hold. Should be done very soon. The plant has only been indoor for a few weeks and is next to an open window.
  9. This is my p. Grandiflora, Shelby. It is only September and she seems to be turning a bit yellow. What should I do with the leaves? Is a West facing window ok?
  10. I havnt collected any rainwater yet. I buy distilled water for my plants. They seem to like it. I drink distilled water too, I prefer single malt
  11. Well it's looking more obvious now that its an alba form d. Capensis. I've really taken to it actually. Named it Gladys. Here is what appears to be a flower stalk ?
  12. Here are two pictures of the dew close up.
  13. Well i got this off Amazon and I regret it now. I'm unsure if it's an alba or a standard drosera capensis, as it's got plenty of dew but is white. Having said that there is some colour but in not sure if that's to do with the sun we have been having.