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    How do u take care of a sundew

    hi im thinkin of buying one but im not sure how to care for them

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    It depends on the type you want to grow really.Do you know which ones you want?If you do just post it here,someone will answer your questions.Do some research and you will find information!



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    D. capensis or D. filiformis which evers east to grow in NJ

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    D. filiformis is native to NJ, if I can remember those charts in Schnell's book correctly. Just grow it in an area of full sun (like a place that gets 4-6 hours of full sun every day, morning sun is better than late afternoon sun), and place it in a dish of distilled water (maybe like 2-3 inches deep of water, depending on the pot size). Then in winter it will form a bud called a hibernacula, and you can put the plant in an unheated garage or bury the pot in the ground, just so it doesn't freeze solid.

    I haven't actually grown D. filiformis for long periods of time, mine died while in dormancy. But, they do enjoy a 50/50 peat/sand mix for their soil. I've read that they don't like long fibered sphagnum moss (that strandy stuff they use for orchids, if you don't know).

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    the secret for most sundews.... LIGHT.

    i reccomend D. capensis it gets big, is super easy, and reproduces very easily!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    i reccomend D. capensis it gets big, is super easy, and reproduces very easily!
    And by super easy Alex means super easy!

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