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    That plant looks great Jim! I will definitely put it outside tommorro.
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    My d.adelae was starting to look better and was getting dewy again when I first put it on
    my new shelf and under the my new T8 lights and then after a few weeks it started
    looking worse than it did before. I have a fan on the shelf to circulate the air but its not
    blowing air directly on the plant. My humidity level has droped a little from what it use to
    be it is now around 45% during the day and around 65% at night. The temps stay pretty
    much in the 70's all the time. The plant is 5 inches from the lights and I keep a 1/2-inch to
    1-inch of distilled water in its tray at all times.

    The plant is brown and black looking around the edge of the leaves and is spreading
    inward and completly dewless and looks worse and worse everyday. Here is a few pics:





    Do you think that 5 inches is to close to the lights or maybe im giving it to much water?
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    looks like its getting burned... but I wouldnt know why if its really only 70 ...
    adelae's usually make great windowsill plants did you at any point pursue that option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmm889 View Post
    looks like its getting burned... but I wouldnt know why if its really only 70 ...
    adelae's usually make great windowsill plants did you at any point pursue that option?


    Yeah it was in a windowsill and under two T12 lights for a couple of months where the
    temps would reach the high 80's and it didnt have any dew on it when it was in the
    widowsill so bought a new shelf and some new T8 lights because my T12 lights quit
    working. I took the plant out of the windowsill and put it on the new shelf and under the T8
    lights only, it started looking great and was getting its dew back. The temps range
    between 71 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit on the shelf. Then after a couple of more weeks it
    started looking bad like in the photos.
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    the only thing i could think of if you haven't changed anything would be to check your water tray for little swimming insects. Normally, I top water until the tray has a little water at the bottom and then let that evaporate until the LFS becomes a bit drier. If temps are always in the 70s, you could always throw a clear plastic cup over it to get humidity up around 90 percent. As long as temps aren't above 80 here, that technique works flawlessly for me.
    but i'd definitely check to make sure there isn't a parasitic bug eating away on the roots...
    good luck though. If it dies, just let it sit for a couple weeks/months and it should come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPlantaholic View Post
    the only thing i could think of if you haven't changed anything would be to check your water tray for little swimming insects. Normally, I top water until the tray has a little water at the bottom and then let that evaporate until the LFS becomes a bit drier. If temps are always in the 70s, you could always throw a clear plastic cup over it to get humidity up around 90 percent. As long as temps aren't above 80 here, that technique works flawlessly for me.
    but i'd definitely check to make sure there isn't a parasitic bug eating away on the roots...
    good luck though. If it dies, just let it sit for a couple weeks/months and it should come back.
    Take care,
    Aaron
    I went digging anound in the soil today and I think I found what might be causing the
    damage, There are fungus gnat larva crawling around in the soil. I am going to buy some
    BT today and drench the soil with the stuff hope it gets rid of them before they destroy all
    the roots. Ive only seen a few of the adult gnats flying around so I didnt think there was a
    real gnat problem but I guess a few can lay a lot of eggs. I just hope its not to late save
    the plant. Thanks everyone for all your help.
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    good luck. it should do just fine after you get rid of the fungus gnats. i believe in my case, i ended up having to flood the pot along with putting in a systematic insecticide. it snapped back in shape about a week after the incident. just make sure in the future you let the LFS occasionally get drier to discourage fungus gnats.

    and if it doesn't make it (which it should) i could easily send you some Adelae fo free.
    just lmk.

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