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    Forked sundews grow better in shade?

    I had some forked sundews (Drosera Binata) out in full sunlight for several months. The leaves and tentacles were really red, but the leaves were about an two inches high at max. I moved them to my covered porch about a week ago, and now the tentacles are white, the leaves are 4 times as tall, and it's growing extremely fast.

    I though sundews need full sunlight, but my D. Binata is growing extremely well in a shaded condition.
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    Although it does seem like it's doing better, it does sound like it is getting what's called "etiolated", or it is reaching for the sun. Despite the small size, a red coloration does mean a healthy plant, and it's probably better if ya put it back into the sun. But don't do it too quickly; sort of condition it back into full sun so that it doesn't get burned.

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    Drosera36 is correct I believe and Drosera36, I can read and understand that statement under your name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drosera36 View Post
    Although it does seem like it's doing better, it does sound like it is getting what's called "etiolated", or it is reaching for the sun. Despite the small size, a red coloration does mean a healthy plant, and it's probably better if ya put it back into the sun. But don't do it too quickly; sort of condition it back into full sun so that it doesn't get burned.

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    Well, I think I should clarify. It's getting at least 2-3 hours of direct light, but it's through a screen. I'll try and get some pics of it by next weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overmind1632 View Post
    Drosera36, I can read and understand that statement under your name
    Uh oh, I've been found out! Lol 您说中文吗?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    Well, I think I should clarify. It's getting at least 2-3 hours of direct light, but it's through a screen. I'll try and get some pics of it by next weekend.
    Ok. I mean I dunno your plant could be doing great. It's just that usually when plants get several times their size and lose their color, usually it means they need more light.

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