Re: Drosera Capensis flowering

Bob Beer (
Wed, 21 Sep 1994 08:32:04 -0700 (PDT)

Just let it flower. The flowers are self-fertile and you will get all
the seed you can handle. The seed is extremely viable, a fact that will
become obvious when the little buggers start coming up en masse in every
planter within a 2-foot radius. :)

The seed needs no stratification, as this is a tropical species. It will
sprout fairly quickly after hitting the soil.

The flowers bloom over a long period (several weeks), and so the seed
ripens on the same schedule. I usually just wait till I see the first
lower pots darkening, and then tap the stalk over a piece of white paper
every couple of days to collect seed. There will be *lots*.



On Wed, 21 Sep 1994, Steven Klitzing wrote:

> Hi all:
> My Drosera Capensis is sending up a large flower stalk. Buds
> should open in a few days. Should I pollinate the flowers and
> let it set seed? And, if so, what should I do with the seed?
> Does it need refrigeration before sowing and sprouting?
> Do I cut off the stalk when the seeds are ripe. I've never
> successfully grown Drosera before, so I'm not sure what to do
> at this point.
> ---Steve