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    Unhappy HELP

    Recently purchased a adelae online. Im growing in a terrarium with all specific needs being met. However most of the leaves are dying off and it just doesnt look healthy. On the other hand 2 new leaves appear to be growing. not sure what to do ? help

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    You should do nothing..

    Recently purchased a adelae online.
    that means its far too soon to tell anything..
    just keep on providing good conditions, and it will eventually come around..

    when it comes to plants, you need to learn to think in terms of weeks-months-years..not days.

    you can tell in one day if your child, or pet cat, is sick, and you can immediately start doing something about it..with plants, replace "one day" with "one month"..

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgrudz View Post
    Im growing in a terrarium with all specific needs being met.
    This is assuming a lot!!!!

    What kind of soil are you using?
    What is your source of water?
    What kind lights are you using?
    How was the terrarium planted (in separate pots or common soil)?
    What other plants are in the terrarium?
    Are there signs of insect infestation, e.g., little tufts of "mold"?
    EXACTLY what kind of moss are you using?
    Are you using any sort of decorative stones?

    While it can take a little while for an adalae to adjust to a new environment, your adalae should respond favorably to its new home in no more than a week or two. Sometimes the bottom leaves will die off as it's adjusting; however, you should see new leaves sprout that have adjusted to its new environment.

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    I agree that saying that "all needs are met" is assuming alot becuase no one really honestly has a "perfect" terrarium. of course "perfect" isn't required to grow these plants...but anyways..

    from experience I'd say its fairly common for adelae to die back after shipping. just give it time and if your providing good conditions it'll come back from roots.

    Good luck

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    re

    the bottom leaves are dying off but two new ones are growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgrudz View Post
    the bottom leaves are dying off but two new ones are growing.
    Focus on that new growth. I have some D. adelae on a grow rack, open tray method, and some on a terrarium. Both environments are doing well by them.








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    I don't think it's a good idea to grow North American plant with tropicals. I mean, that's like the basics, just look:http://terraforums.com/forums/member.php?u=7726
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    Quote Originally Posted by ieat100s View Post
    I don't think it's a good idea to grow North American plant with tropicals. I mean, that's like the basics, just look:http://terraforums.com/forums/member.php?u=7726
    uhhhhh what?

    i grow temperates mixed with tropics all the time... it wont matter until time for dormancy... otherwise there's not much difference.

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