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    Saddest D. aliciae ever...help!

    I've had this D. aliciae for about 18 months, and it has died and reincarnated several times. It's been in 50/50 peat perlite the whole time, morning sun, on the tray system. I recently moved it into a covered seed tray with some seeds I started, thinking the humidity and light I have on top might help it. I included some pics of this pathetic plant. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
    Saddest D. aliciae ever...help!
    Saddest D. aliciae ever...help!
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 04-10-2009 at 09:34 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    It looks a bit light starved to me

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    well, it's been growing on a windowsill alongside other plants that are doing fine - now it's just under a daylight cfl, so if light was the problem, it should perk back up. I was thinking about taking some leaves to try to start anew, and see if that might help.

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    I would remove the dead material and give it new media, preferably LFS. And I would water from overhead.

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    Did it do this after you put it under the seed tray lights? If so, then it could have died back from an increase in light. Now it's coming back as it adjusts.

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    Wow, that is strange.
    I put D. aliciae right up there with D. capensis, even invading other pots. But I like this sundew better the D. capensis, so that's ok.

    Mine grows on a south facing windowsill and thrives.
    Sometime dews start looking bad or stall, and a re-potting springs them back to life usually. Have you tried that?

    Here are a few pics of mine. Show it to yours and give it a goal to strive for. LOL




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    Also wanted to mention.
    Make sure your soil is not the kind that Miracle Grow contaminated with fertilizer. You know the one that says Miracle Grow on the front of the bag. Fertilizer burns CP's roots.
    Also make sure you are watering with rain water, reverse osmosis or distilled. Build up of minerals from tap water over time will kill a plant also.


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    I certainly am not using that &@^$# miracle gro stuff. I'm upset because Lowe's and Home Depot nearby have stopped carrying any perlite except hte MG stuff. It's been looking pathetic for a long time, growing right next to my D. capensis (??) and D. binata which grow like weeds. It's in 50/50 peat perlite, so maybe I'll try replanting in LFS and see what happens.

    Thanks for all the help.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 04-10-2009 at 09:41 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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