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    Sounds like good progress, and welcome to TF!

    Others have already stressed the importance of lighting, but it seems to have a strong effect particularly on dew production in Drosera, especially the more tolerant ones like D. capensis. If your lighting setup is good, you should soon find your plant putting out growth with stronger coloration and even more dew.

    Also, if you haven't already done so, another way to reduce heat buildup could be to remove the cover off of the terrarium - as others have noted D. capensis is not picky at all about humidity levels.

    As for other plants that would grow with D. capensis, D. binata is equally indestructible and interesting. The tropical forms (especially f. extrema would make good plants to grow year-round with D. capensis. Just be careful about lighting; D. binata likes massive amounts of light to maintain good growth and coloration.
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    Yes. I've actually had to remove the hood during the day to give the plants enough light. I found an old wall lamp upstairs and it's got a "warm white" T-8 bulb and is about 2 feet long. I have to rest it on-top of the hoodless terrarium, but tomorrow, I'm getting an LED bulb that SHOULD throw enough light from the hood socket so that I don't have to remove the hood unless the heat builds up too much inside.

    I was worried that my tiny sundew wasn't going to make it, but I noticed that the new growth I spotted a while ago on it IS still growing, which gives me hope. The tiny one isn't recovering as fast as the large one, but it is still recovering.

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    Not entirely certain, but I'm pleased to tentatively announce that I think my Sundew is about to send up a flower stalk. Exciting, considering the state it was in just a week and a half ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    Not entirely certain, but I'm pleased to tentatively announce that I think my Sundew is about to send up a flower stalk. Exciting, considering the state it was in just a week and a half ago!
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    i love Tacks's blog. It's my go to website for any Drosera related information as well as the other website he linked.

    I seriously have the urge to "pet" his Drosera, they are just so fluffy and pretty
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    I'm not entirely certain about this, but I believe it's moss growing on the substrate of my terrarium. Could be algae, but it looks different from algae. Now that I'm set up in my apartment, with a west-facing window that almost never gets direct sunlight, but through which the light is quite bright, in addition to the light from my hood, dew production is up. The flower stalk is doing well, and the temperature generally sticks to about 70-75 degrees. I'm still not sure it's getting enough light, though. I would say I might have Alba, but there IS red at the very tips of the tentacles, just no red anywhere else. I suppose I'll know once the flowers bloom.

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    D. capensis 'Albino' will produce pink tentacles under strong enough light, however if you see actual red, then it's probably a typical and the lights may need to be upped. The flowers tend not to form quite right under low light either I've found...rarely producing full crops of pollen or even opening right.
    Also, concerning the substance growing on your soil, a picture would help. Filament algae and weedy mosses are common, but they can be invasive and sometimes detrimental to aeration if not kept in check.
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    I'll get a picture when it's easier to see the stuff. If it does become a problem, what can be done?

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