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    Sundew SOS

    I cooked these 3 sundews under a light, and I also recently transplanted them bare root from %100 peat to 100% sphagnum.

    There is no dew on them, and hasn't been for 2 weeks!

    Can they not handle as much light as the VFTs?


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    I see new growth in the center of each of your sundew plants. Bare root transplanting is traumatic for almost any plant and you can expect them to take awhile to recover, which it appears to me they are doing. They can certainly handle as much light as your flytrap but it might take them awhile to adapt to it, especially if they were grown in much dimmer light previously. Two weeks is not a long time as the recovery process could take weeks longer. I am assuming that the sundews are being grown under the same conditions (soil, moisture, etc.) that your healthy-looking flytrap is.
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    Just stressed, give it time like bluemax said

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    The dewless leaves will likely never produce dew again. A sudden change in conditions can cause the dew producing stalks to shrivel up. The new leaves should produce dew.
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    Yes, what everyone else said. The growth points are fine. The new leaves will love the new conditions. Patience is all you need.

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    Light also produces dew..so id give them some light.. My Dees are next to my VFTs and sometimes the tips burn a bit but never anything to kill um off. Goodluck be patient their stronger then u think

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    I put them in a death box (totally enclosed terrarium outside) I think the temperature got way too high!

    This happened in only a day or two. Is there any chance the giant tropical Butterwort will come back from this?

    Everyone was right the biggest Sundew especially was coming back with tons of new dew on the new growth before my fatal mistake.


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    No, sorry. That's compost.
    Check the roots of the D. capensis. If they look healthy, you might get a new plant from them, if you put them in good conditions, but I fear the chances that the roots are still healthy are not high.
    Last edited by marcus_r; 09-30-2015 at 07:55 PM.

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