So I got a few new Sundews recently, and have taken one picture a week. Hope to continue doing so, but kinda excited, so I figured I'd share. From top to bottom: Arrival day, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks:
Drosera 'Ivan's Paddle'
I cut off the flower stalks on this guy, as I don't want seed. He's got two growth points right now. I am actually very very worried about him, as the older leaves are turning purple and the newer ones are... not coming very fast or big.
About the size of a dime or nickel. It's interesting seeing just how much red he gains. I am not used to growing a smaller 'dew so the photos are almost the only way I can tell how well he's doing! (I hope it's the good kind of red and not the "oh god, not enough heat/light/water" kind of color change.)
Edit Early 2013: This guy has died. His roots are layed on top of this pot with some LFS on top, in hopes he comes back from the root, but I am not hopeful.
Drosera admirabilis 'Floating'
The growth style on this one took a bit of getting used to -- the leaves stay curled up at the very edges for a few days after they have otherwise extended. One of the leaves is "stuck" in a curl and is causing the other ones to have troubles extending, I'm planning on snipping it off in a day or two.
Temps in the grow rack have averaged about 80 during the day, dipping to 70 at night. My new ballast does not put out near as much heat as the old, which hit 95-100 right next to the light. Drosera dichotoma is happy as a clam, as is my Drosera capensis in the same pot, but the Drosera capensis in the same media and tray as these new plants seems to either be dying back or going into hibernation. Maybe it's just too small to handle not going into hibernation in 70 degree nights, not sure. It's my first time using white sand (which I've washed and confirmed via TDS is not leeching minerals). We'll see. I have plenty of pure peat to move them to if need be.
You can see all the photos I've taken this month here: