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    I'm pretty sure my Drosera is getting sunburned in there. The leaves are really lifting up toward the light, but the.. things on the leaves closest to the light got beautifully red and are now turning black and stumpy First I put a sheet of tissue paper under the light, now a medium-thickness white cotton shirt is under there and I have the lamp positioned so it's half on and half off the terrarium top. Is this going to be good enough? Is there anything else I can do?

    The plant will eventually become accustomed to the light, right?

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    I had kept my old aloe plants inside for almost all their life, but then I planted them in a pot outside this year. The plants leaves became pale and burnt, with lower ones dieing. I left it out all year thinking that it would adjust, but id did not look much better for a long time. When brought inside, the plant greened up and returned to health. Were your plants accustomed to low light and then moved to an area of intense light? My experience with aloe showed me that dramatic changes in light should be made gradually to avoid shocking the plant. My aloe almost did not make a recovery when I left it outside to adjust. I do not know about CPs in this regard, but it would be prudent to make small changes repeatedly instead of one large one, if indeed it was previously growing under lower light levels.
    that makes no logic

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    I don't really know. I ordered it from **********, I would assume they'd have grown it in intense light. Then again, it was in complete darkness for a few days during shipping.

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    A few days in that dark should be too short to allow the plant to adapt to low light levels. How high is the humidiy and temperature? Aslo, what species do you have?
    that makes no logic

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    75 and my hygrometer says 70% humity, but there's just no way that's right. D. capensis.

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    It sounds like those are good to me... but could you clarify what you ment by
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    Quote[/b] ] there's just no way that's right
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    that makes no logic

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    70...is high. i have 65% in my house during summer and around 55 in thw winter. your capensis will.............. wait what kind of light are you using!? CPs can only use light from a certain type of bulb. ANYWAYS... your capensis should bounce back. it is un-killable....ive tried.
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    Hes right. Are you using a Incandescent bulb? They may produce too much heat in the higher powered bulbs. I distinctly remember burning small insects on my small desk light and it was no more than 40 watts
    that makes no logic

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