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Thread: Sundews that do well with almost no water and don't care about humidity

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    If you really want a Drosera that you just ignore, you can grow D. adelae in a completely sealed bottle terrarium on a reasonably sunny windowsill.

    It's not going to be pretty, but it probably won't die either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zath View Post
    If your main concern in that you might forget to water them, then like ThePlantman said, look into an "automatic" watering system. A 2-liter soda bottle filled with distilled water and a small hole cut / melted in the bottom should keep a single tray set for a couple weeks at a time.
    Can you show a picture of what that setup might look like?

    I found this, but am looking for something that could hold the water I fill i with for a long time.

    My other option I guess is just to keep an upside down jar on it when I am away from home for half the year.
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    It's really simple, just take a soda bottle and punch a hole where you want the water level in the tray to stay at. Then plop it in the tray and fill it with water.

    The logic is water will flow out from the bottle through the hole and fill up the tray until it reaches the level of the hole. Then no more water will flow out, since no air can get in the bottle to displace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rakovsky View Post
    My other option I guess is just to keep an upside down jar on it when I am away from home for half the year.
    If that timeframe is literal, then you need to either get a plant-sitter, take them with you, or invest yourself in a different hobby. I would think even most cacti/succulents would like a watering more often than every 6 months. :/

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    Maybe u should try air plants... But even those need a thorough misting/soak once every while..

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    I doubt air plants would be a good option. They require at least one good soak per week, and/or several times being drenched under your sink throughout the week. On the other hand they would be easier to bring with you as opposed to a dripping wet drosera pot spilling peat and sand all over haha.

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by w03 View Post
    If you really want a Drosera that you just ignore, you can grow D. adelae in a completely sealed bottle terrarium on a reasonably sunny windowsill.

    It's not going to be pretty, but it probably won't die either.
    Yeah. Adelae overcrowding does look bad, doesn't it.

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