The Bog Blog

A blog about growing carnivorous plants.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Our first winter storm of the year

All the plants are soaked. This drosera capensis is pretty happy though. The rain has washed all of its leaves so in the next dry spell it can catch some more bugs. Hiding just behind is an all red Venus Fly Trap. It's looking pretty ugly right now, but that's normal. It's just going into its dormancy phase. Next spring it will (hopefully) be back in a big way.


At 12:25 PM, Blogger Nelumbo said...

Your sundew looks great!

My drosera capensis keeps losing its older leaves. They turn black starting at the tips, while the new leaves look great.

I haven't had the same problem with the other species of sundews. Any growing tips?

At 12:31 PM, Blogger Carnivorous Plantling said...

Hmm...hard to say if that's a problem or not. D. capensis leaves last a month or so (could be longer, I haven't actually kept track) and then turn black and form a 'skirt' around the base of the plant. I'll post a picture of my most mature capensis with some growing tips later today.

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Nelumbo said...

Yeah, that's what mine looks like. I've had the plant for about a year, so it might just be what you described as natural death of the leaves over time.


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