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    Question Help! Drosera capensis

    My drosera capensis grew pretty well since it was rescued 6 months ago. however because of the rain, the capensis was submerged in cold water for 2 weeks. 2 days ago, I dug it out and moved it indoors. now it gets light in a window. However the days are overcast. Is there a way to give it light. Also I stick it inside my 100watt lamp shade when I am studying. The temps inthe lamp are moderate. I plan to do this until the bad weather goes away. Plaese answer quickly.
    "Due to the recent economic crisis and budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been shut off. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."

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    From my time with CPs I've learned that incandescent (normal) lights aren't good for plants. You probably need to go out and purchase a flourescent light strip or at the very least a Compact Flourescent bulb to augment your lighting. Other than that, capensis is a pretty hardy plant and will probably bounce back just fine as long as it's condition don't change drastically too often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callmemonkey View Post
    a Compact Flourescent bulb to augment your lighting.
    I'll second this. Light is important.

    I'll also second that D. capensis is pretty bulletproof. If it literally spent two weeks completely submerged, though, I don't know. That's pretty rough; it might be a bog plant, but it's not aquatic, LOL. But yeah, I'd try to make sure it gets good light and temperatures and I suspect it'll be fine.

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    I have flourscent lights in my kitchen ceiling. will they work?
    "Due to the recent economic crisis and budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been shut off. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."

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    Generally, a fluorescent needs to be within (around) a foot of the plant to do any good. Six inches is better. ._.

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    I think I will just stick it outside and hope the weather gets beter. I think it will work

    ---------- Post added at 12:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:49 AM ----------

    will it work?
    "Due to the recent economic crisis and budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been shut off. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."

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    To check to see if it is still alive. dump it out of the pot and see if you find any white root tips I have bare rooting some this week and they have long black roots that are dead with one main root that has a white tip on it . if your plant dies from my advice. i will replace it late Mar early April
    The ones I have outside have gone dormant and look like they're dead
    the ones in my coldframe, still have the leaves with dew very much intact .gets down to about
    34* in there
    I wouldn't worry about the light too much.
    I think it is more overcast here In Sonoma County, than it is down /over your way.
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Actually, when I took it out of the bog 3 days ago, I saw white tips of roots. It still is living.
    "Due to the recent economic crisis and budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been shut off. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."

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