How to Grow a Forest of Sundews

Written by Jacob Farin


Cape Sundews (Drosera capensis) are native to South Africa, and it is one ofrepparttar most common carnivorous plants grown in cultivation. It is very easy to grow, and an adult plant 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 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 isrepparttar 113372 goo that makes Cape Sundews sparkle in sunlight. When you grow 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 them from seeds. Cape Sundew seeds germinate very quickly, usually within 3 weeks.

Once germinated, each seedling will reach adulthood within 2 years, at which time they will flower. Each flower stalk is capable of producing thousands of seeds. So from one adult plant, you can have enough seeds 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 because all you need are a few leaves.

Cut off a leaf nearrepparttar 113373 stalk or growing point. Layrepparttar 113374 leaf flat onto a pot of moistened soil of 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite. Gently pressrepparttar 113375 leaf intorepparttar 113376 soil so thatrepparttar 113377 leaf is making good contact withrepparttar 113378 soil.

Red Roses If I Love You, Yellow If I Don't: The Secret Language of Flowers

Written by Sherri Allen

Flowers have been given a special significance for centuries. They have long been treasured for their scent and their beauty. Perhaps nobody has esteemed flowers, however, as highly asrepparttar people ofrepparttar 113371 Victorian age. For them, flowers were so important they even used them to convey secret messages. Using flowers, gentlemen and ladies became more courageous in expressing their feelings. Asrepparttar 113372 English poet Thomas Hood so eloquently stated, "Sweet flowers alone can say what passion fears revealing."

Here are some special flowers andrepparttar 113373 sentiments assigned to them in floriography,repparttar 113374 floral language ofrepparttar 113375 Victorian era.

Aster: Symbol of Love, Daintiness Azalea:First Love Camellia (Pink): Longing For You Camellia (Red): You're a Flame in My Heart Camellia (White): You're Adorable Carnation (Pink): I'll Never Forget You Carnation (Red): My Heart Aches For You Carnation (Solid): Yes Carnation (Striped): No, Refusal, Sorry I Can't Be with You, Wish I Could Be with You Carnation (White): Innocence, Pure Love Carnation (Yellow): You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection Chrysanthemum (Red): I Love You Chrysanthemum (Yellow): Slighted Love Daffodil: Unequalled Love, You'rerepparttar 113376 Only One

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