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    looks to me like a repotted adelae....im surprised it didnt wilt away and regrow itself. how long have you had this plant?

    mine does the samething except i have mine in the mini bog in full sun light and ive had mine about 4 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Buy a magnifying glass and look for aphids. It's also good for spotting germinated seedlings.
    Aphids was the first thing I thought of because I had heard that they cause the plants to deform and I have checked it with a magnifying glass and I cant find anything on the leaves or in the soil.


    Quote Originally Posted by billylh View Post
    looks to me like a repotted adelae....im surprised it didnt wilt away and regrow itself. how long have you had this plant?

    mine does the samething except i have mine in the mini bog in full sun light and ive had mine about 4 months.

    ~billy
    Ive had this plant for over 2 months. It was in one of those small 1 or 2 inch pots when i first bought it. I didnt transplant it I just repotted it using the (Gentle Method) by moving the soil and the plant into a 4 inch pot without disturbing the roots.
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    The plant is green and producing new leaves. That tells me 2 things: it could use a little more light and it is at least alive. I think you should tweak the light a little and just give it time to adjust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    The plant is green and producing new leaves. That tells me 2 things: it could use a little more light and it is at least alive. I think you should tweak the light a little and just give it time to adjust.
    I have the four fluorescent lights about 10 inches from the plants and on 14 hours a day so I will move the light down to 6 inches from the plant and set my timer to 16 hours a day. Hopefully that will help.
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    yeah, after looking at the pics more closely, i remember 1 of my Adelae did that when I first bought it. In my case, it turned out it didn't have enough light, and it was not humid enough. After I gave it more humidity, even the deformed leaves got more dew on them. A few weeks later, the plant produced new leaves that had red on the tentacles and they were no longer deformed. I don't know what variety of bulb you have, but 1 cheap 4 foot walmart bulb and a more expensive ott-lite bulb. I gradually increased the light, but my plant is now sitting only 2.5- 3 inches away from the bulbs and was placed under a clear plastic cup for humidity. Many people have had trouble with keeping the plant inside something like this, and I think its because their temperatures are higher than what they are where I live (80-90 F normally). Good luck w/ your plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPlantaholic View Post
    yeah, after looking at the pics more closely, i remember 1 of my Adelae did that when I first bought it. In my case, it turned out it didn't have enough light, and it was not humid enough. After I gave it more humidity, even the deformed leaves got more dew on them. A few weeks later, the plant produced new leaves that had red on the tentacles and they were no longer deformed. I don't know what variety of bulb you have, but 1 cheap 4 foot walmart bulb and a more expensive ott-lite bulb. I gradually increased the light, but my plant is now sitting only 2.5- 3 inches away from the bulbs and was placed under a clear plastic cup for humidity. Many people have had trouble with keeping the plant inside something like this, and I think its because their temperatures are higher than what they are where I live (80-90 F normally). Good luck w/ your plant.
    I use four 48-inch 40-watt daylight fluorescent T12 bulbs plus it gets some light from the window aswell.

    It has a new leaf coming up now and so far its not looking deformed yet but I should know for sure in a couple of days.
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    I think 16 hours is a bit much. Not sure exactly where in Australia / proximity to the Equator they are, but 12 hours should be a good beginning point, and 4-6" away is standard for CP's.

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    sorry in advance about highjacking this thread
    jimscott,
    i have my lights on for around 18 hours a day w/ Adelae and the rest of my plants. It's by a southwest facing window, but there are trees blocking most of the light coming in. Adult plants that I've bought seem to take it just fine, but the seedlings I have seem to take FOREVER to grow. I mean, aside from a few out of my 100 capensis, most seem to have not grown in the past month. I don't know if this is because of the extensive photoperiod or if I'm just doing something wrong. my D. intermedia Cuba is flowering now after 5 months from seed but it is only 1.5 cm across. LMK if you think light is the prob.
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