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    plants growing very long flower stems...

    the stems seem to high and they fall over, any ideas, and getting some brown at the edges of the main leave parts

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    Pictures are very helpful. Ive used straws, bamboo poles and everything in between to help plants up

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    I have used skewers poked into the dirt to prop them up. You can use an orchid clip to hold the stem if necessary.

    Brown on leaf edges sounds like burning, or being too dry, but pics would help a lot.
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    I've never found it necessary to stake a CP inflorescence. Even in hailstorms they stay upright if the plant is healthy. What species is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemJones View Post
    Ive used straws, bamboo poles and everything in between to help plants up
    they are in the middle of the plant (pics coming soon) so i dont know how straws and pols would work.

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    I'm experiencing the same thing with a spatulata and burmannii. I haven't done anything special for them, just tried to be very careful not to knock them around whenever I had to get into the terrarium to water or move things.

    I think the spatulata stalk will end up pressing itself against the lid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio View Post
    I've never found it necessary to stake a CP inflorescence. Even in hailstorms they stay upright if the plant is healthy. What species is it?
    Spoonleaf Sundew Plant - Drosera intermedia (hirts seller from amazon)

    here a pic of it leaning



    Last edited by etcwilliams; 07-22-2014 at 10:06 AM. Reason: cuz

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    It's D. roundandstickya. It doesn't really look like D. intermedia at all; I doubt that's what it is. The name suggests spatulata, but we can't know for sure.

    I agree with Bio, more light is definitely needed in this case. Stronger light produces plants with stronger stems/leaves and more color.
    Last edited by w03; 07-22-2014 at 10:11 AM. Reason: didn't read the post very well...
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