I am getting frustrated with not being able to get ideal conditions for my Drosera.
Can I please get some advice as I am just about to give up on these
I have a shelf set up in my bookcase with 5x 2ft T5 HO fittings, complete with nano reflectors.
First of all the temperature was far too high at about 95 degrees with humidity at 20%.
I added the fan to blow some air in, which dropped temp to about 80 degrees and pushed humidity up to about 40%.
I then purchased a humidifier to up the humidity.
I felt the temp was still too high so I added a layer of perspex to block the heat from the lights, and removed the humidifier.
This made the temp about 70 degrees and humidity 50%, which seemed just right as I started getting dew on my aliciae.
A few days later now and the dew has gone again.
From what I have read humidity is not a big issue, and also they can thrive in high temps.
So I am at a loss to what to do.
I think I have enough options to get the temp and humidity to a desired level now, so what should I aim for?
Here are some photos to check out.
As you can see the aliciae is turning red, which was totally green when I bought it, so I assume the light level is fine.
The spatulata is a new addition which came with loads of dew, but is losing more and more daily.
Both plants and producing new growth, but not enough dew.
Any advice would be gratefully received!