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    what do you guys make of this? they are in 90% humidity, 70+ degrees, and excellent light (all my other plants are thriving, including an itty bitty cape seedling).

    its driving me crazy, and im starting to worry that my aliciea's flower wont open because its sick or something.

    i thought it might be aphids as someone suggested so i went out and bought some orthenex, but all i could get ahold of was an aerosol can. if you guys see these and think pest, would aerosol orthenex be safe, or is there a better option?

    these plants came from the same place at the same time. i have one other theory- might they need repotting?



    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    How long have you had them?

    Thank god you'r U. subulata hasn't been affected!

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    ehhh lets see i'd guess its been 4 or 5 months now
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    wow!

    Wierd... maybe it's got root rot or something ? I'd repot. I don't see any pests but that doesn't mean they are there.

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    My aliciae looked like that for the first few weeks when I first got it until I got the lighting adjusted to make it happy. Can you give them more light? They appear to be in a terrarium, can you raise it closer to lights?

    And don't Drosera often lose their dew when they are flowering?
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    Maybe they don't like the humidity.
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    is that possible? too much humidity for sundews?
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    My first thought on viewing the photographs of your plants was that nutrient deficiencies appear to be the basis of the difficulties your plants are having. Whenever there is a lack of natural prey, nutrient augmentation (fertilizing), is important. When feeding (fertilizing), be frugal initially and increase your feeding as the plants respond. Light must be kept high during feeding, and periodic spritzing of the leaves, with prey, helps speed the assimilation process and reduce the incidental damage done to leaves from microorganisms that are also utilizing the prey/food items.
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