Re: Drosera Capensis flowering

Christopher Waldrop (
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 14:37:32 -0600 (CST)

> Well, I have two Drosera Capensis plants that are well fed and
> are now unfurling flower stalks. Should I cut off the flower
> stalks, or let them flower? And if I let them flower, should
> I cross-pollinate them, or are they self-fertile?

My D. capensis flowered some time ago, and, although the seeds
haven't ripened yet, it's proven to be very self-fertile; every
flower bud is ripening with seeds. Unfortunately flowering left it
weak and very susceptible to a double attack of aphids and whitefly,
which I got rid of, but it's still recovering slowly.
I've also got a D. capensis "narrow leaf" which is also getting ready
to flower. I hope it's just as fertile.