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Thread: D. nidiformis's susceptablity to fungi

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    Question D. nidiformis's susceptablity to fungi

    I've been doing some research on D. nidiformis, since I'll be gaining some seeds of the species from CPlantaholic's major seed giveaway, (Thanks a whole lot!), and I found that some websites say that the plant is quite susceptable to a fungus that makes it lose its dew and turns its leaves red.

    Can anyone comfirm/deny this?


    All help is appreciated!

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    just got a small nidiformis, i'll keep my eyes peeled, thanks for the heads up

    good luck on your research!
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    Hmm...

    I've had some D. adelae fall victim to that "syndrome". They lost their dew, stopped growing, and their leaves became mottled with purple-red pigmentation. I had no clue it was a fungal issue.
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    I don't know specifically about D. nidiformis, but most CP's can be harmed but nasty fungus' and molds, especially when they're young and/or seedlings...

    That's why I'm hardcore against fungus. I use alcohol and Neem Oil (separately of course) to combat and destroy fungus' on plants and in the soil.
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    I've found that D. nidiformis is prone to root rot as well (if given weak light), so I potted up my plants in a tall pot- 6-8 inches high, in a good-draining peat:sand mix, and I've never had any cases of fungus. However, the leaves do turn red when you give it enough light (and don't feed it for a while) but they have plenty of dew!
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    I agree with Aaron. Given enough light, root rot is not an issue. I have mine in a 4.5 inch pot and keep the water level fairly high because I have an intermedia in there as well. They seem to be doing fine, and I have not have a problem with fungus. In fact, one of them is sending up a stalk. I use a basic peat and perlite mix and grow them under strong T5 lighting.

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    Would this growing setup be good for them?

    16-hour photoperiod, a little over 5 inches under two 100w standard CFL's, in a 6-inch pot with other sundews, the soil mix being standard peat:sand, and with the water level being at 1- 1.25 inches.

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    Sounds good to me. Honestly, this is one of the easier sundews to grow. You'll be fine!

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