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Thread: Can Drosera Adelae be grown on a windowsill?

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    Mine never had offshoots till one day then I counted atleast 7 coming up. Now the plant is almost replacing the moss there so many of them.
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    Never had luck with these. Both were Lowes Deathcubes, the first one I did not remove from the cube and it cooked itself. The second one was doing ok for a long time, then with the move to the new apartment the shock killed it. I probably could have kept it going by keeping the soil moist and letting it grow back from the roots, but getting Distilled water is a chore around here, so...

    I think part of the problem was too much sun, I hear these like less direct sunlight and more shade. I almost wonder if I could get away with growing this on a desk a bit away from the window with other houseplants, or even as an office plant.

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    If you have enough humidity for a Ceph, you can do D. adelae, no problem. I suppose starting from a weakened plant would present some difficulties, but these guys have been hands-down the easiest tropical Drosera I've grown. They propagate faster than D. capensis (if you don't count seed) and stand up to more abuse. They can't go outside as easily as a D. capensis will, but for indoor growing they're tops. I had good success growing mine in an unlit, open terrarium (really, it was the best thing I had available for a water tray) next to an eastern window along with U. gibba and D. prolifera. Grown in shade/natural light, they'll get smaller and greener, whereas with grow lights or prolonged sun they'll grow tall and red, apparently with fewer offsets. I've seen a number of my friends fail by attempting to grow these in bright, open northern windows, so I believe some direct sun or artificial light is required. Temperature may be an issue as well, but I'm not sure. You might not want to keep them right up against the glass in winter.
    But really, with what's on your growlist, you'll do fine. They're an easy plant.
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    Their one drawback is that they can unexpectedly dieback. But as long as the root is healthy you get plantlets.

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