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    New plant, no dew, whyy???

    Hi, how are you guys?
    Well, see, I am totallly new in this hobby.
    And I just got this new drosera intermedia from a local breeder.
    He sent it to me bareroot, covered with wet paper towel. According to him, its a juvenile.
    I plant it, but there are no dews and some of the leaves are browning.
    My medium is pure spaghnumm. And the light was just common househod light. Today I put her outside but still shaded, not directly in the sun.
    I cannot get pure water at that time. I gave it tap water (undrinkable) that was kept for 3days... I plan to buy distilled water today.

    Now, was it ok with my plant being dewless and how about my treatment? Please help....
    Thanksssss

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    The best advice was already given to you on FTC. It is normal for stressed/ shipped/ newly potted drosera to lose the dew on their old leaves. If the conditions are favorable, the new leaves will have dew when they grow

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    Yup stress and needs more light most likely. Not enough light is one cause for no dew. Give the plant time to acclimate.
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    New update: I was too late in reading to 'sun-break' the plant, so now I fried 2 leaves by leaving her in the direct hot sun for 7 hours straight. They're browning!!!!
    I 'sun-break' her today by just giving her late afternoon sun (max 3 hours)...

    But the good point was I have an unfurled leaf and it looked good with red-ish hair, and the stem was standing straighter than the others.. I hope it can produce dews also in few days..
    And I have 1-2 new small leaves. I hope it means the sundew was getting better. Ha....
    Fingercrossed.

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    New update: I was too late in reading to 'sun-break' the plant, so now I fried 2 leaves by leaving her in the direct hot sun for 7 hours straight. They're browning!!!!
    I 'sun-break' her today by just giving her late afternoon sun (max 3 hours)...

    But the good point was I have an unfurled leaf and it looked good with red-ish hair, and the stem was standing straighter than the others.. I hope it can produce dews also in few days..
    And I have 1-2 new small leaves. I hope it means the sundew was getting better. Ha....
    Fingercrossed.

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    Sounds like you're just fine. As long as you have new growth coming in the plant sounds like its starting the adjustment to your conditions. I wouldn't worry about losing some old leaves too much.

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    Yay. Am happy to announce that the dew is back. Even if its only in one leaf. But its still makes me happy.
    Some new shoots are also on their way.
    Cannot be happier.
    Waiting for the time to give the leaf some ant. Hahaha

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    If it's outside, that plant will feed itself.
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    The leaves are still too small for mozzies, unless its ant.
    The width havent even reach 0'7cm yet.
    Do you think it really can catch their own bugs
    I was thinking abt hand feeding it small ants. Hahhaha

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    I have no idea what a mozzie is. If it's really small, you should probably wait for it to grow some before feeding it. Do you think you can post a photo of the leaf next to something for a size reference?
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