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Thread: New Drosera adelae (Lowe's Purchase)

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    Thumbs up New Drosera adelae (Lowe's Purchase)

    I have removed it from the cube but kept it in its original media and pot. Thus causing less stress hopefully (after tips on here).
    I have it in a dish of water and on my desk under a 6500K CFL light. It does have dew on it although not red. I am told it is a Drosera adelae. I am, as always, ready for any thoughts, criticism, or education. I really like this guy. Very cool.

    Oh, how do I get all the dirt off of it? Crazy Death Cube.

    Here is how I have it currently set up.


    Thanks as always!
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    I've always had the experience that the D. adelae from Lowes are sensitive to RH change so you may want to put a zip lock baggie over the plant and cut a new hole in the baggie every couple days. It'd go ahead and repot it in peat/sand 50:50 as most of the time you'll have mold in the sphagnum. Also be sure not to blast it with lights, D. adelae is one of those weird dews that doesn't like too much light; it'll burn. Once it gets acclimated to a bit more light it'll get the red tentacles.
    Good luck! Hope this helps
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    Thanks French, as always.

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    Couldn't resist....Hey, the tiny spider came into my house

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    the state that your plant is in right now, the tentacles might be too weak to capture the spider due to not enough dew....i could be wrong though.
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    Not sure if it will curl up on it or not, but it is stuck

    Tried a little larger moth-like bug and it would not stick em hard enough. Was a thought though haha

    Do you all recommend the freeze dried worms?
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    Well, it will probably go into shock because of the new environment. Just make sure to keep the soil wet and give it lots of humidity to prevent it from drying out. Drosera adelae loves high humidity but can tolerate lower humidity if conditions are correct.

    Here's mine growing outdoors on my patio with partial sunlight:
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    That is a very nice looking Drosera! I hope mine is ok. The only thing I have done is removed it from the cube, placed it in a tray of water and top watered it with a spray.

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    What is the best way to get the dirt off of it from being in the cube?
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    I actually picked up a very similar death cube D. adelae last weekend. It looks about like yours does - no dew, no color. I repotted mine and separated some of the plantlets that came growing around the base of the plant. They're mostly dead now. D'oh!

    To get the dirt off, I used a pressure sprayer bottle. You can get those at Lowes, etc. for about $6. They spray a nice gentle mist that can coax some of that dirt loose.
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