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    Growing questions

    Ive got several droseras and im pretty new to growing them. Ive been keeping them in a terrarium under a light in a 78-82 degree room and they did seem to be doing pretty well. What I have is d. capensis, d. adelae, d. burmannii, d. madagascariensis, and d. binata. The binata and capensis and the madagascariensis looked like it was doing very good, putting up new leaves and everything but the ends of the old leaves and the the new ones are dying off. The adelae is doing the best out of them all, seems to be growing fast. Is there somewhere else I can grow the ones that are not doing too well, maybe a windowsill? Would any of these grow outside year round here in east TN, zone 7?

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    Low humidity maybe?
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    What sort of light do you have in your terrarium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    Low humidity maybe?
    They all are in a tray of water. The terrarium is on its side and the side is covered with saran wrap with only about an inch of space to allow for air. Should I cover the whole opening, would it help?

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    What sort of light do you have in your terrarium?

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    Its an extra aquarium light I had laying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aric View Post
    covered with saran wrap with only about an inch of space to allow for air.
    Might want to make it bigger. A thing they need is air circulation, especially Nepenthes (if you ever grow them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    Might want to make it bigger. A thing they need is air circulation, especially Nepenthes (if you ever grow them).

    Thats the only thing I changed, the old cover had more space to allow for air but didnt stay on so I put more on. Ill try and open it up a bit more. My Nepenthes are next to a huge window and seem to be doing very well, had my first new pitcher open up yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aric View Post
    Thats the only thing I changed, the old cover had more space to allow for air but didnt stay on so I put more on. Ill try and open it up a bit more. My Nepenthes are next to a huge window and seem to be doing very well, had my first new pitcher open up yesterday.
    Oh, windowsill is fine. Congrats on the pitcher, what kind was it?
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    the capensis will grow just about anywhere you can move it out of your terrarium if you want and grow it in on a window it will grow in terrariums windows greenhouse and even though it's tropical it can be grown outside during winter just don't let it's roots freeze.
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