How to Grow a Forest of Sundews
Article by: Jacob Farin
HOW TO GROW A FOREST OF CAPE SUNDEWS
Cape Sundews (Drosera capensis) are native to South Africa, and it is one of the most common carnivorous plants , Riding lawn mowers:machines fun to ride and extremely cool to
look at grown in cultivation. It is very easy to grow, , Enjoy Your Patio More with a Chiminea Fireplace and an adult plant , Avoid mistakes that could cost you thousands. will get up to 6 inches tall.
As with all sundews, Cape Sundews produce a thick sticky substance, technically called ‘goo' here at our nursery. We also call , Three Choice Arborvitae For Your Landscape it ‘stuff' or ‘glue' or ‘thick
sticky substance.' I'm also sure botanists have their own term, but it is usually something I can't pronounce, like hydromethylcellulose.
Whatever it is, it is the goo that makes Cape Sundews sparkle in sunlight. When you grow , Building Your Dream Home a bunch of them together, you will have a dazzling display that will mesmerize any insect.
These sundews are very easy to propagate. One very quick method is to grow , Riding lawn mowers:machines fun to ride and extremely cool to
look at them from seeds. , Checklist: Do I Need to Replace My Chimney Cap? Cape Sundew seeds , The Secret To Pruning Apple Trees germinate very quickly, usually within 3 weeks.
Once germinated, each seedling will reach adulthood within 2 years, at which time they will flower. , Gardening Gifts for All Occasions Each flower , Rising Damp stalk is capable of producing thousands of seeds. , Native Trees and Plants For Lehigh County Pa So from one adult plant, , Riding lawn mowers:machines fun to ride and extremely cool to
look at you can have enough seeds , Great Arborvitae - Evergreens for Bridgeton Twp to produce a forest of sundews!
Another method for multiplying your sundews is to take leaf cuttings. This could be done with either young or mature plants , Seaside Gardens because all you need are a few leaves.
Cut off a leaf near the stalk or growing , Granite Countertops: An Overview point. Lay the leaf flat , Checklist: Do I Need to Replace My Chimney Cap? onto a pot , Home Fire Safety of moistened soil , Earthworms In The Garden / Earthworm Facts of 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite. Gently press the leaf into the soil , How to Grow a Pineapple so that the leaf is making good contact with the soil. , Will A 1031 Property Exchange Solve Your Problems?
Once the leaf is set into the soil, , How To Make Your Tract Home Stand Out In The Crowd: Home Sta spray it with a sulfur-based fungicide. This will prevent fungal infections and mold. You can find fungicides at your local , Landscape Gardening: Tree Arrangement hardware store or nursery. Make sure you follow the directions on the bottle.
Next, place , Terrace Gardening And Landscaping Ideas a clear plastic , Understanding Insulation cup over the leaf to keep the humidity very high, and place , Enjoy Your Patio More with a Chiminea Fire the pot , Smart Home Networking in small amounts of standing water. , Native Trees and Plants For Lehigh County Pa Give your leaf lots of bright indirect light , Beautiful, Sparkling Chandeliers! or grow , Native Trees and Plants For Lehigh County Pa it under 40W fluorescent tubes. You could also use compact fluorescent bulbs , Checklist: Do I Need to Replace My Chimney Cap? that are equivalent to 100W. Just avoid using incandescent bulbs. , Rising Damp Keep the light , Buying A House Or A Home? source approximately 6-8 inches above the leaf.
Within 3 weeks, you will see tiny plantlets emerging from the leaf. After a couple of months, these plantlets will develop enough of a root , Understanding Insulation system so that you could transplant them into their own pots. , Decorating using drink coasters To do this, carefully cut out the plantlet from the main leaf and transplant it into a small pot , Earthworms In The Garden / Earthworm Facts of soil. , Landscape Gardening: Tree Arrangement
Each Cape Sundew leaf can develop up to 10 additional sundews. Because you do not have to wait until the plant flowers , Native Trees and Plants For Lehigh County Pa to propagate it, you can use this method any time of the year.
Leaf cuttings work well on nearly all types of sundews, including North American varieties. But, we have seen it work the best with Cape Sundews.
So, if you want to grow , Make Simple Curtains and Valance for any Window your own forest of sundews, try either of these two easy methods of propagation.
To learn more about growing , Removing Snow From Roof Using Roof Rakes Cape Sundews, visit http://www.cobraplant.com/drosera-capensis.html
About the Author
Jacob is co-owner of Sarracenia Northwest, an online , Teak Garden Furniture - A Lasting Value nursery specializing in the cultivation of beautiful , Native Trees and Plants For Lehigh County Pa carnivorous plants. , Beautiful, Sparkling Chandeliers! For myth-free information , How To Safely Remove Ice Dams From Your Home about carnivorous plants, , Smart Home Networking visit http://www.cobraplatn.com.
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