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    whats the trick to growing tiny drosera?

    I have had a few before and 1st time failed miserably....guess the it was humid enough and they wilted. second time they lasted a while but then perished...had em in a small pot with a dome but think it might have gotten too hot in there.

    This time I have some more....I changed the medium to just LFS from peat/perlite/sand, this time they are in a tray instead of just the pot and I am keeping them inside under a 10,000 lumens light altho i would really like to put them outside in the sun but seems every time i do they keel over.

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    When putting them out into sunlight, are you just placing them out there and leaving them, or are you using a couple week acclimation process? If you're just leaving them out the day you move them, that's why they die.
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    also depends on what type of dew, pygmys will go dormant in hot weather

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    rotundafolia mostly. i just leave them out there and mist the dome about once a day....this time they are inside under the light tho. im thinking the problem was since they weren't in the tray they may have gotten a little dryer.....looks like they need a little more sogginess since they do not really have roots with any kind of length.

    this time i have spatulata....should i try to put it in the sun again or stick with the growlight?

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    One of the keys to growing almost any plant is to understand it's growing conditions in its natural habitat. Usually you want to mimic them or get somewhat close - especially if you have no experience with the species.

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    i just leave them out there and mist the dome about once a day...
    This sounds like you're creating a solar cooker rather than copying a natural environment ...
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    Never put plants in sunlight in those domes. If anything, just start with ditching the dome altogether.
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