So I'll start by saying that I'm thoroughly embarrassed to show you any plants in this state. This was my first CP - I got it around April. It was thriving for a long time - growing like a weed, spawning plantlets, flowering, clumping... the works.
Then, about two months ago, one of the mature plants in the clump started dying. I didn't remove any of the dead foliage... perhaps this was my first mistake. I then repotted it into LFS and separated the clump a bit.... maybe my second mistake. Anyway, the decline continued. Two weeks ago, I set up my grow rack and finally gave it some decent lighting. I also got a RO filter where I had previously been using fine, vintage aged tap water.
OK. So yesterday I decided to repot it into a mixture of peat & sand (Hoffman western desert sand... I've heard it works just fine; no carbonate minerals, good size grit, etc.). I sprayed the plant and roots with sulfur-based fungicide and then rinsed them off with RO water. I found a nice number of plantlets growing underneath the main plant. Nice! So I spread those out over the media a bit.
Now, I understand that some varieties of D. Spatulata require dormancy. I got this one off of a certain online vendor based in Ohio, and it was sold as a "spoon leaf sundew." Not much to go on there. I emailed the vendor today to ask for more information about the specific variety, and the only answer I got was "our supplier does not have any further information on the variety." Great.
Anyone guess what this is? If it's going dormant naturally, then I'm not so worried. If it's not a variety that goes dormant, then... wtf??
Again, I apologize in advance for these photos... it's murder...