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Thread: Drosera Capensis help!

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    Except for the Nepenthes (and depending on what it is) you should be able to grow everything outdoors.
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    ya know if you had insufficient light I would think your VFT's would be the first to go becuase they require the most intense light out of the plants listed... were they in there also?
    gotta be the lights... post that pic

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    Unless I'm using a compact fluorescent bulb, I don't use anything smaller than the 48" bulbs and two or four of them at that. It does sound like the light is the issue to me.

    Are you using the same water for all of them? When my plants started to inexplicably fade and die on me it was due to the water machine that I was filling my bottles from having not been properly maintained.

    But it does sound light related to me as well.

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    yes, the VFT's were in there also... i will try to post some pics later today after work

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    I buy gallon jugs of distilled water and use it on all of them

    Could the plants be too close to the lights? The terrarium is a 10 gallon tank and is partially filled with sand and peat.... the plants are maybe 6 inches or closer

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    Some of my Drosera are only 1-2 inches away from my lights in my tropical tank.

    I'd guess it's the blacklight frying your plants from the UV and/or too high temps. My tropical tank gets up into the high 90s without heating.

    Try replacing the blacklight back to a regular tube and leaving the cover off.
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    Ok, thanks! I switched out the blacklight and will leave the cover open

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    Here is a pic of my Cape:


    This is the other drosera (not sure of its name):


    The Sarracenia Purpurea:


    The Nepenthes (not sure of its name):


    The Butterwort:


    Please let me know if they are not clear enough or if I have mislabelled anything.

    Jim

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