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Thread: Drosera Venusta problems :(

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    Drosera Venusta problems :(

    My drosera venusta that came from hawaii is Not happy it's leaf have died back and the growing point is okay but the new leafs are not. When it was in hawaii it got lots of sun so that is why it has ultra red leafs but was not too happy in hawaii so am I giving it too much sun and low humidity too fast because it came from hawaii? I really apreciate the help before the move it looked pretty good.

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    This is how the plant looks now:



    And this was how it looked in February:



    All picture taking skills aside, this plant has been in a closet, under a shoplite, for the past 2 seasons, getting ~15 hours of light each day, in very stable conditions. So maybe the consistency, over time, has something to do with it.

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    Mine was getting WAY too much light,
    it is in a dixi cup so the plastic with block
    some of the light out
    and add humidity

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    speaking of drosera's. I've picked 2 pods from the Garden Center. Can anyone tell me if it's growable?

    Here they are...2 of them
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    um ok should I worry? I think I broke it


    By any chance, would the seeds look like this?
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    Yep those are seeds)
    I don't know about viability
    but give them a try
    What species was it
    pinched from
    The growing leaf of my capensis are brown,
    does that mean it will adjust soon?
    I rhink it will make a new leaf,but I am not
    sure. It is is a plastic cup that filters the light,
    I am going to buy a 4 footer light for it and some
    other dews I am getting from various places.
    I just hope this guy pulls through it has some older
    leafs for photosynthesizing
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    Last edited by jm82792; 06-18-2007 at 10:25 PM. Reason: I had more to say :)

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    It is is a plastic cup that filters the light,
    that would basically turn it into a green house. i dont really know what is considered filtered lght...but you may be baking your capensis. that brown leaf dosent sound good at all.
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    I'd advise you to ditch the plastic cup, it's probably doing more harm than good. Plastic tends to limit the available spectrum the plant can use, and the needless high humidity can encourage fungal infections as well as potential heat build up. Also it's best to get the plant where it's happy, then leave it be. If the newer leaves are brown the plant is likely to die back, at which point you should aim at keeping the pot moist but not water logged as this species like many of the South African Drosera can return from the roots, provided they don't rot. Good luck!
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