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    Ahhh my D. Capensis was growing strong. Its new tentecals grew at least an inch every week and a half. Then disaster it started as a spot but grew larger in an extreme amount of time. I will get pictures ASAP. Please help me!
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    the plant was up to the top of my hand

    this is a top view showing every thing that fell off

    this was the top that fell off...

    is it fungus or just natural??
    HELP!
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    What are its growing conditions (soil, light, humidity, air circulation, feeding/watering schedule)? Are those other capensis plants on the side of the pot?

    The pics are a bit fuzzy, but based on these and your description, it seems like classic leaf rot to me (center plant). Immediately cut off the black/brown portions and apply sulfur powder to the cut. You may also want to lightly spray some fungicide (Captan) on and around the plant if you have any. Let the soil dry out a bit, place the plant in a bright spot with good air circulation, keep the leaves from touching the soil or getting wet, and pray.

    The other possibility is that the plant is responding to cold (<50F), but only you would know whether this is the case.

    If the center of the plant is still green, it may be salvageable--sometimes the root system can form a new plant even if all of the topgrowth is dead, so I'd keep the plant for a while even if it ends up "dying" (just isolate it from other plants).

    Hope it makes it.
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    Do you have a plastic bag over the pot?
    If so, you do not need it for D. capensis, and might be rotting the plant.
    I grow mine as windowsill plants. They do great this way.


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    elgecko-ya I have a bag over it. Its just wiered that it was so healthy had tons of tentecals and yet still this happened.
    chloroplast-No they arnt little plants they are the tentecals that have fallen off. Is ther any substitute to sulfer powder?
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    Take off the bag. You are causing a part of the problem by cutting off all air circulation. I realize you are trying everything, but you might be killing it with kindness, and trying too hard.
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    Yep, what bugweed said. All my dews grow outside in the open. No problems. Although once I had a capensis that rotted from the inside out. I couldn't save the plant but I did get a nice fat root off of it, which now is 2 big healthy plants.
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    CNCreefer-i like in ketucky and winters get pretty cold so i cant usually do that
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