Re: Frozen tropical drosera's

From: Jaap Noordeloos (
Date: Sun Nov 21 1999 - 09:58:35 PST

Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 18:58:35 +0100
From: Jaap Noordeloos <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3961$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Frozen tropical drosera's


Hi John and all,

I don't think your D. capensis will die. Even it's a tropical plant, D.
capensis is very strong en many CP-lovers know that it's very difficult
to kill a capensis. Slightly frost won't harm the plants. D. capensis
will come back in the spring by their roots. For D alliciae and D.
binata it's just the same.


Wouter Noordeloos

> How well do tropical drosera bounce back from being lightly frozen? The
> other night I left my plants outside and woke up to frost all over
> everything. I normally leave them out as long as I can, only bringing
> them up to the covered patio when it gets close to freezing, and then
> bringing them inside once winter arrives for good. The Sarrs and VFTs
> weren't even fazed but my D. capensis plants don't look so good. Also
> frozen were D. aliciae (not too bad, though), D. binata, and some
> pygmies (they really don't look too good!). What are the chances that
> I'll be replacing them in the spring?
> John Green
> Salt Lake City, Utah - first real snow on the mountains yesterday!

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