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    Drosera admirabilis

    I need to find out what is wrong with my d. admirabilis it seems to just be getting smaller and smaller as time goes by.
    I have it in full sun
    water with distilled water every so often.
    it is in a 6inch pot
    I tend to keep it on the dry side
    temperate as been in the high 90s every few days

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    Yiikes, he's dead Jim. There's a chance a rootlet might spring up, but that main plant looks quite dead. With very hot weather, very intense sun, and dry media, a tropical plant is going to have trouble coping.

    The plants I've grown seem to thrive under fluorescent tubes and room temperature conditions. I use the tray method of watering and haven't had any issues with that so far. I treat mine no different than any other tropical sundew I grow indoors.

    You might try getting the media wet, bringing it inside, and hoping for a rootlet. If you're really bold, you could dig up the plant and lay the root sideways just below the surface.
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    thxs I will dig it up and try a root cutting, should I put it in soil or soapy lfs.

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    Soapy lfs ?!?!?!

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    Soupy lfs perhaps?
    What do you do when you see an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?

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    Yeah, you don't want soap in there... Moist/wet LFS is probably your best bet

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    yes I meant soupy.

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    This has turned out to be 1 of the top 3 most finicky dews I've grown. They have probably the longest roots out of all the Droseras. Followed by regia, and graomogolensis.. so tall pots are best.
    I'm currently growing mine outdoors in a shaded GH, in sandy peat, and 1-2" of water. Media is always visibly moist..


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