A few months ago, I received a D. aliciae plant off e-bay, and it was under the size of a quarter, pretty small. I put it into a terrarium, and it grew to well over its original size, but it was pretty pale, and I realized it could use some more light. So, I put it outside on my balcony, where it gets several hours of light a day. Originally, it got sunburn, frost bite, drought, and all that fun stuff, but it began growing. It grew pretty well, and got much redder. But when I came back from my month long vacation, the plant was greenish, kinda stressed looking, and had two flower stalks on it. Here's where the weird stuff begins.
I noticed that the flower stalk was only about 5 inches tall; in the SG, it said that the stalk is usually over a foot tall for D. aliciae. When the first flower opened, it was almost one inch across! While, once again, in the SG and everywhere else, it states that the flower should be about a half inch across. Also, the flower opened very early in the day, around 8:30 am or so, and remained open until around maybe 4:00 in the afternoon. Now, is this stressed induced, or is it "normal"? Here are some pics:
Some pics of the plant:
And the flower:
What the heck is going on here?!