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    I just ordered my first spatulata and usps messed up on the delivery
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    D. spatulata often goes through periods of semi-dormancy where growth slows down.

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    Oh dear.
    I figured out what was wrong with my spatulata, but it's too late. It's dead.

    I have a horrid infestation of aphids! I did not see them until they killed off 3 more sundews and started in on ones that were big enough to show off the white casings. I was able to scrape off little greenish black dots that I am pretty sure are aphids. All my sundews are getting ratty on the edges and dying. The ones holding on have some deformed leaves and no dew.

    I'm going to take the plunge and spray them with orthene. Hope this works. I feel terrible, like these are my pets and I let them down.

    Sigh.

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    Immersing them in water for a couple days would probably be better than spraying them.

    If they are very tiny they may even be spider mites, which come in many colors besides red. An organophosphate like Orthene may even make them worse. Not to mention also that Drosera often react badly to sprays.

    Spider mites would be about the size of the period on the end of this sentence.

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    I doubt that there is a serious hobbyist out there that hasn't killed most, if not all of their plants - especially within the first year. Chalk it up to being a learning curve. A lot of us can also provide relacements if you can't find any locally.

    BTW, I have had aphids infest D. spatulata, adelae, and capensis, at different times and each tim got rid of them by simply immersing them in water for a couple days. They look like "drowned rats" for awhile but ultimately recovered. It's the aphids that died.

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    So basically, you're saying I just killed all my sundews by spraying them the other day. Is it too late to try dunking them? Or should I just go ahead and toss them in the trash now? I guess I can use the planter for something else.

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    Leave them be for now. They may or may not recover. Only time will tell.

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    You might be suprised, i guess you just have to wait and see what happens. We cant tell you if they are going to die 100% for sure because plants dont read forums.
    that makes no logic

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