I purchased this plant almost exactly a month ago and have yet to successfully acclimate my plant to its new environment. The plant arrived in great condition, but has slowly declined since. At first it was kept indoors in a south facing window and watered from the top (6-8 hours of direct sunlight, using Aquafina water) However, this lead to nearly all of the leaves being burnt. Probably due to a combination of intense sun/heat and lack of humidity.
About two weeks ago I decided to move the plant to a different location which is a north facing window. (2-4 hours direct sun plus about 4 hours indirect.) I also placed the plant into a new pot and have begun using the tray method for watering. The lowered light intensity seemed to help at first, plenty of new leaves sprouting, however, these new leaves have suddenly taken a turn for the worse the past couple of days.
To begin, none of the new leaves have produced much dew at all. One leaf was particularly more dew covered, but has since dried out completely. Secondly, one of the leaves began to grow sideways at which point I noticed that the portion of the leaf closest to the soil was incredibly
thin and frail. Last but not least, I have noticed a few gnats flying around my plants. (I originally purchased my sundew hoping that it would keep gnats off my flytrap.) But now my sundew is so dry that gnats can land on the leaves without being stuck at all! It isn't being swarmed by gnats, but more often than not I will see a single gnat buzzing around or munching on my flytrap.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to preserve my plant's health?
In case anyone is curious, I live in Memphis TN. The average temp has been 70F at night and 80-90F during the day. Any help is greatly appreciated. There is a link below to a few pictures of the plant. The first picture was taken this afternoon when I came home to find one of the new leaves drooping!