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    D. adelae problems

    i was curious if humidity levels was keeping my dew from dewing? it seems to be growing considering its made a couple of divisions but it just has no dew....granted that most of the leaves were/are quite torn up when i got it in the death cube, but it did have clear dew all over it, now its just sitting in the windowsill and not looking like its dying, so i guess thats good...am i being impatient?

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    The biggest reason for no dew is not enough light. Provide more light if you can. Are you growing by a windowsill or under lights or outside? I got one of those dews from Lowes a long time ago and sounded the same as you describe. I ended up cutting the entire plant down to the roots and letting it grow from there.

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    D. adelae can sometimes be somewhat of a mystery. It is said to be very easy, which it is, but from my experience it doesn't like being disturbed. I grow mine as a windowsill plant, and they do quite well. When I first received mine, they were in a huge clump, which I promptly separated, which also caused them to lose are their dew. It would not come back. Old leaves which have lost their dew on this plant, seem not to get 're-dewy'. I would make the same suggestion as wise xvart has. It may sound drastic, but the results are stunning. I chopped half of my plants off at the stem, and left the rest. Where the stumps where, now 3-4 weeks later are some smaller plantlets which have sprung from the roots. They are all growing extremely fast and of epic proportions. Although it may sound drastic, just chop them off, and wait, while giving them the same normal conditions. As the Beatles once said, "you know its gonna be alright."
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    This reminds me of what just happened to my D. adelae after I had to re-pot the root-bound critter into three separate pots: All the leaves promptly dried up and died.

    I'm thinking of hacking off all the dead material from said three pots. How readily does adelae spring back from mere roots? Is all hope lost??
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    Mere roots will work just fine. This thing plays possum for me too. They always send out pups around the edge of the pot, through drainage holes etc.. Mine seem to prefer shady warm and semi-humid but they tolerate a wide variety of conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droseraguy View Post
    Mine seem to prefer shady warm and semi-humid but they tolerate a wide variety of conditions.
    While D. adelae is the most tolerant 'sister' of the three, I've found that they thrive in moist highland-type parameters.

    In addition, after many stressful activities (dividing, re-potting, etc), many plants will do better if temporarily placed under hospital conditions and later transitioned to their 'normal' area. I've killed many plants (or greatly set them back) by just placing them in an environment to which they were not accustomed without any transition - an environment where they will grow well once they get used to it.
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    Yeah, I haven't had any D. adelae really thrive.....merely "survive".

    I'm beginning now to come to the conclusion that I've given them too much light and kept them probably too wet.

    For the three pots I have now, I am going to put them on a windowsill this spring/summer that receives West-North-West light and water them less. That's gotta work I figure......
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    I have mine in a tank and its really humid,I doubt its beacause they are too wet mine sit in an inch of water and they are growing in a 50/50 mix of peat moss and perlite.
    I started with 3 tiny plants from a lowes cube and now I have 6 pots not counting the ones I ahve traded and in each pot here are about6-20 adelae.
    I thik in one pot there is 20 of them and the rest of the pots there are mroe like 6-7 plants.
    they are flowering for me.
    they are more shade plants I believe they don't like really strong light go wiht diffused light or flourescents.
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