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    Too much wind's no good fer Sundews either..

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Farmer Dave @ Nov. 03 2006,10:43)]It looks fine!(actually better than mine whenever I got my first D. capensis) One thing that would have helped though would have been a quick soaking in superthrive.

    Otherwise it looks like it will pull through.
    Of course it is going to pull through, you almost can't kill D. capensis. At least, I can't and that is saying something!

    My D. capensis I have from getting seeds on here a year and a half ago. I put them on the sphagnum, watered it often and waited forever. I gave up on them after 6+ weeks and stopped watering them. About a week or two later (the moss was almost perfectly dry by this time) I started seeing green so I started watering it again. I've gone for a week or two without watering (they are in a plastic cup so it held water for 3-7 days but still was DRY), Iv'e gotten it to shrivel but it always bounces back. I just harvested two sets of seed pods so I'm going to expand my d. capensis (my only CP right now, my VFT's didn't make it through, I don't think I have the patience for VFT's or domestic sundews, only the tropical ones).

    I'd just keep watering them and keep them under light 24 hours a day until they get a bit bigger and better established. And yeah, stop the misting.


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    strange development. my D. capensis no longer produces tencacles (or whatever they are called...) to the tip of the leaves. still no dew, or very little. could it be bad water


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Meaven @ Nov. 09 2006,1:15)]strange development. my capensis no longer produces tencacles (or whatever they are called...) to the tip of the leaves. still no dew, or very little. could it be bad water
    Sounds like aphids to me. Check the underside of the leaves and see if you see any. I recently sprayed mine with Orthro.
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    sounds like your exactly right. ortho bug-b-gone? SG says orthene is the best but im not sure which kind.

    also i need a suggestion for some fungucide to use before i put my plants into dormancy.
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    Orthenex I believe is the name it is now marketed under. You should be able to find it at just about anyplace that sells pestacides... I have even seen it at the garden center at the local drugstore...

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    so the stress can be a reason for dewless sundew 'cause i allready started to wander why my sundews are dry on this Saturday i bought 2 droseras - capensis and aliciae (i'm not sure for this one. 'cause on pot was written "mix of plants" and from pictures in internet i found 3 very similar - aliciae, esterhuyseniae and longiscapa). how long it will take for them to start to "cry"?

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    These are sub-tropicals so they don't require dormancy, but the D. capensis sometimes dies down to the roots. Make sure they're getting plenty of light and are well watered in trays and you'll probably see some dew formation within a week. When looking at the plants, try backlighting them or lighting from various angles. Often times my aliciae looks dewless but changing the light angle brings out the sparkle and indeed there is dew.


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