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    The first four plants should almost certainly be kept outside. The sundews might be easier outside too, depending on how cold your winters are. What kind of climate do you live in?
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    Lucky you! You can keep all of them outside, provided you give them ample amounts of sunlight and keep them in a tray of water (make sure to water with distilled water) during the summer growing season.

    Right now the Sarrs and VFTs will be dormant, so keep them someplace cool. You can grow the sundews on a windowsill.
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    its winter.......new jersey

    snow on the ground....not outside for a while guys....so what to do about the soil....and lights?

    im planning on getting a t5 shoplight(two florencent bulbs btween 5000 and 6500 k) sounds alright?



    so i should get a larger encloser and have seperate soil conditions in the same encloser...like all peat moss, then perlite and peat mixed then all two mixed with sand for the sundews?

    enough light

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    Except for the Drosera capensis all of the others should be dormant so light right now isn't that much of an issue.

    If you have a windowsill that gets at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day I would just put them there. Mind you that the plants should probably have night temps in the mid/low fifties.

    Don't even bother with an enclosure. Search on "Grow Rack" or "Grow Shelf" for suggested setups. You'll want at least 4 tubes of lights. Individual pots would be best because you can always raise the pot up to get an individual plant closer to the lights.

    Due to the size of the Sarracenia when growing the only practical lighting solution for most people is to use sunlight (e.g. the great outdoors).
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    Quote Originally Posted by naich View Post
    Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis)-White Form
    The cape sundew will do fine in the 10 gal.

    Quote Originally Posted by naich View Post
    Sarracenia x Judith Hindle-medium
    Sarracenia x Swaniana-medium
    Forked Sundew (Drosera dichomata)-Red Form
    These ones will outgrow a 10 gal terrarium and require dormancy.

    Quote Originally Posted by naich View Post
    Venus Flytrap-Crested Petiole-large
    Venus Flytrap-Royal Red-large
    These one require high light and dormancy.

    From your plant selection, you may want to consider a mini-bog instead of a terrarium or a growth shelf. An extra-large terrarium could work, but the other options are probably easier.

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