Re: Drosera Capensis flowering

Clarke Brunt (
Sat, 11 Mar 1995 20:42:33 +0000

> 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?

They'll produce seed at the slightest opportunity without
your assistance. D. capensis will flower throughout the
growing season. The only reason for removing the flowers would
be if you don't want seed to get into all the neighbouring
pots. I usually remove mine after flowering, but before the
seed ripens. Beware though - the seed can ripen at the bottom
of the spike before the top flowers open!

Clarke Brunt (