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    for some reason my D. capensis wont form any dew. it has a healthy color, is growing well and flowering like friggin crazy, but dry as a bone. any idea what could be causing this?

    it gets a whole ton on light and aside from the standard watering i mist it every day. could it actually be getting OVER watered?

    meh. kinda looks ugly right now.



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    Too much water is not likely, I keep mine standing in trays of water 24/7/365.
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    It's either:

    1) Shock, did you recently get the plant or repot it?
    2) Not enough light. It takes a lot of energy for the plant to form dew.
    3) Could be a pest
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    Do you keep it standing in a tray of water constantly? If not, it won't make as much dew as it would otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]it gets a whole ton on light and aside from the standard watering i mist it every day.
    The problem is most likely the misting. All that does is wash the dew off the plant. Stop the misting and the plant should rebound just fine.

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    I have noticed with my plants that if they are in flower they sometimes stop producing dew as well. My D. paradoxa doesn;t have much do on it at the momment and its in flower. Before the flower pikes came it was covered.
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    I agree! if most of my Drosera flower they produce much less dew and usually much smaller leaves as well




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    I'm gonna second what Steve said. Quit misting it. They don't need it and it just washes off the dew.
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