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Thread: why does my D. slackii look so terrible?

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    why does my D. slackii look so terrible?

    I cant get this thing to grow right.. it keeps making leaves but then aborts them before fully forming any tentacles. I have it under bright lights and temps average 60-80degrees throughout the day. i dont have a humidity gauge but im guessing it is generally pretty high since it is in a terrarium that i mist about 2-3 times a day... the plant is over a year old and has never looked nice


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    God bless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Api View Post
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    yeah i guess that might help somehow

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    Look closely and make sure there aren't any aphids on it. Otherwise, maybe too wet?
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    must be a finicky species....i have had mine for about 4 months and it rarely dews and if it does it doesn't stay on there long. I have had some success with it but i cannot maintain it....unfortunately the conundrum I run into is the plant seems to do better with more light but is too much for some of my other dews which were reduced from majestic plants to little shrubs. problem is i do not currently have the grow space so the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

    the misting might be causing the deformation(although more i look at it the more i am thinking it may be too close to the lights).....generally sundews do not care for regular misting. The leaves seem bleached in that pic so it probably needs more light but if the light is already intense then reduce intensity a tad and add some reds to supplement(ie 2700k spectrum)

    also how close is that plant to the bulbs?
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    temp drops? this plant appreciate temp drops not unlike HL nepenthes.
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    i find mine grows best in cooler temps ,but amph might be correct with nightly drops,in the higher temps and more sun it colours up well but not so much dew,never looked as bad as yours so god bless (ever fed it)

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    See the Dec 2012 issue of The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter to see how these look when well grown.

    Either you have pests like aphids or it has been exposed to temperatures below 40F. I don't see skin moults but that doesn't mean there are no pests present. Lift up leaves and go over it with a magnifying glass.

    If it has been exposed to cold weather it will eventually recover but might take up to a year. If cold enough (freezing) it will die down to the roots and regrow usually in the spring.

    Try some root cuttings and start over.
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