Greetings. I'm struggling with Drosera capensis. I have an indoor terrarium with grow lights and temperatures during the day hit about 90 degrees Faherheight (spelled correctly?)
I tried Drosera capensis 'narrow' but the plant rotted away. I did some research online and I read that 'Narrow' likes bright yet cool conditions. I presume 90 degrees was too hot.
However, I read that capensis 'red' loves warm and sunny conditions. I promptly purchased one and placed it in the terrarium (this was about a month ago). So far, the plant is putting up new leaves that are dewy (I placed a housefly on the leaf and it wrapped tightly around the fly). However, the leaves are half the size of the leaves when I purchased the plant and the newest leaves are not red. When I ordered the plant, the leaves were long and blood red. The newest leaves are short, dewy, and green with intensely red tentacles.
I'm apparently having more success with 'Red' than 'narrow', but I still feel I'm not giving them optimum conditions.
I need the two basics: how much light and proper temp range.