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    First 2 sundews! Questions?

    I just got my first 2 sundews a few days ago! They are doing well and already have new leaves unfolding. I am just starting to see big dew drops on the leaves. They are under intense light sitting in a little tray of water. They are beautiful! I may feed them soon.
    I love this spatulata! It has two flower stalks and a third one forming. It bloomed 3 times here already!

    Should I repot and divide this capensis? I think it is three separate plants, one of which may be alba. One leave is still dieing even though others are growing well.

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    i would leave the capensis toegether for now. let it establish itself and bulk up before dividing.

    and you are using low mineral content water right?

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    distilled water mylesg. I have been researching on these things for a while now! I have t5 and t8 bulbs above them with foil wrapped around em all. They are growing faster than I thought. These pictures were from when I first got them. I will post newer pictures soon.

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    i didnt mean to bring your research into question, its just scary how many people just assume any water is good water for all plants!

    look forward to your new pics!

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    JUST BE CAREFUL you don't cook them with the t5's they produce a lot of heat, ro water is a lot cheaper and just as good

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    Foil wrapped around... the lights? The plants?

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    I have a thermometer in there to make sure the temps dont get to high. What exactly is RO water? I have foil surrounding the lights and plants to get more light.

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    RO is a process where water is pushed through membranes which filter out the dissolved solids leaving it with a tds ppm of almost zero (can vary a bit but is always lower than 50). so it works just as well for carnivorous plants as distilled

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