Tropical Fish Enthusiast
The sticky ones are my favorite.
You may not need to go all out and build a terrarium. My sundews live in an open tray under my lights, and most subtropical species (like the two you posted) grow great.
Originally Posted by jimscott
Oh I see, but sometimes in the house its quite hot and the humidity is kinda low. I also consider when I got alot of them since I'm using a pinlight with 7w LED at the moment. thanks mate!
Originally Posted by Tacks
Not sure what your climate and location is like, but I grow the majority of my Sundews (Capensis, Binata, Spatulata, Regia, Venusta etc) outside in a deep plastic container to increase humidity. They are really growing very well outside, even in Winter. I just bring the container inside at night during the winter months, except for the Regia which I leave outside.
Originally Posted by felmor
I've got Subtropical climate here.
PS. whats that growing behind your Spatulata? D. Indica?
Last edited by Brolloks; 06-30-2014 at 07:37 AM.
I don't really know for now, it was given as a freebie when I bought the 2 Drosera sp.
Originally Posted by Brolloks
If I can propagate them, I'll try setting them up on outdoor setup.
The Most Uncreative Name in the History of Ever
Welcome to the forums! Don't worry too much about humidity for now. In my experience, the Drosera you're growing are not particularly picky.
(Postscript: I love the coloring on your D. spatulata!)
The only really humidity dependent drosera I know of are the woollies from australia and maybe the queensland trio. D. burmannii is pretty adaptable from what I've seen. What I've grown I keep at around 30% tray-local humidity, except for germination domes. The only effect I've watched from humidity is that the water in the air merges with the sugary dewdrops, which really doesn't do much at all. Might as well top-water them. But if anyone has seen humidity keep their plants robust and gluey then I won't argue!
I don't know jack about LEDs so go on and experiment. We all will be waiting! Curious: why the cooling fan? How hot do your lights get?
Propagate that burmanii. Those things seed like gremlins.
What's that little bugger next to your spathulata? Looks pretty different from anything you've got cataloged.
Originally Posted by Plant Planter
Yes, it is from an outdoor setup. I'm hoping that I can maintain that with high lights.
Thanks, rainy season is starting here so humidity won't be a problem at the moment. hehe.
Originally Posted by Apollonian
I came to realized that I might not really need a fan for my set up since LED gets least hot even for a long time in use, and fan will lower the humidity? Am I right?
I really don't know what is this little martian beside my D. spatulata mate. I'll try to ask my seller.