I have a feeling that I am just doing one thing wrong that my sundew does not like, however I am not sure what it is. To give you some background, about 7 years ago I used to own multiple sundews, Drosera Capensis Albinos and Pygmys, as well as a couple of different Nepenthes and Venus Fly traps. Unfortunately I had to give them away due to school and financial restraints, but now I am trying to get back into it.
Anyways I have purchased a single Drosera Capensis, along with a nepenthes, and am currently growing them indoors under a flourescent plant light with the tray watering method. I know about using the right type of water and soil, but I am afraid I am missing out on something and that it will not last another month due to my unknown mistreatment. I have been keeping the temperature around 75degrees during the day, and it drops to between 65 and 70 at night. The humidity levels are maintained at around 70% during the day, and at night go up to around 85%. I am using a single grow bulb, about 12 inches above the plant, which is on a 15 hour timer.
The sundew's leaves are all wilting outwards, with some of them browning, and the majority of the new leaves have a very small amount of dew. I have owned the plant now for just over a month, having bought it from California Carnivores (I drove to pick it up, it was not shipped).
I have posted a link to Photobucket with two pictures, one of the setup and one of the plant close-up. This is my first post on the website, I hope posting links is allowed since I was unable to upload pictures directly to the forum.
(I realize the terrarium is overly large, I plan on filling it more once I get the funds/time)
Please let me know if you have any suggestions, or need any information. Thank you so much!