EDIT: UPDATE: 12.16.15 --- Alright it's been a minute since I've posted for help, I re-potted the thing in the moss, I rinsed the moss, and I've been watering it in a tray with distilled water. It's been in bright light in a window, it's not in a tank or anything but it's still pretty high humidity here and when I got it it was in relatively equal humidity.
For a while the older leaves were brown and dead looking and it had constant new growth, now it has... no new growth. There's not an ounce of green on the thing I looked at it one morning and it had a piece of fluff mold on the top of the moss x.x I'm going to take a picture to add but... I'm feeling like I killed it and I feel pretty dumb at the moment, lol. I smelled the moss and it smells like mold, so now I think that maybe it got root rot? :/ And if so I know with regular plants you have to re-pot them in new soil, so I'm not sure if I should re-pot this poor guy again? Bah I'm so frustrated, he's so pissed at me.
Hey everyone! I'm very new to the carnivorous plant world, my local nursery got a couple in and they rarely ever carry something like that so I panic bought one because it just so happened to be my favorite plant, the Sundew <3 That meant kind of learning on the fly, so I've been googling stuff and learning (my fiance and I both have) unfortunately I am reading a lot of conflicting information, so now that my Sundew essentially looks like it's dying I'm panicking a little and wanted to join up to get various opinions and more specified help. This was what the plant looked like when I got it:
And since then I've apparently murdered the plant, or in the very least pissed it off badly. :'( Not long after I purchased the plant, I read that I needed moss, specifically long fiber sphagnum moss, so I bought a brick of it. When I bought it it was not in the LFS, so I'm not sure if that's a contributing factor. I really feel that I need to transplant it into the better moss, but I read that their roots are delicate (?) so I'm slightly nervous to transplant, especially if it is sick and in the winter months, I don't want to cause EXTRA shock to it. Here is what the plant looks like right now :'(
I'm extra confused because there is constant new growth on it, but the ends of the leaves turn brown before they even have a chance to fully grow. I also know the pot is not deep enough for the roots, another reason I want to transplant it. (But was also reading you should only transplant medium sized plants.) It sits in the windowsill during the day, I remove it at night because it's very very cold by the window and I leave it on my desk, then replace it in the morning. I had it in a Tupperware bowl with a lid partially on it so that it had more humidity (the lid is clear) but then I noticed last night that the leaves had furry mold on them. I think I might just be making one mistake after another because I'm unsure where to start.
Sorry If I've rambled a bit too much, I'm just now sure what the problem is. Any help is appreciated thank you very much!
((EDIT: Let me know if the images are too large, I'm on a 27" monitor so they don't seem too large to me, but I'm sure on a smaller computer or whatnot they might look huge? I just wanted the detail visible))