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Thread: D. adelae Basics

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    I just got a D. adelae (yay [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] )!!! But I have 0 clue about sundews. Any help on care for this plant would be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Drosera adlelae grows best in a mix of living shagnum or long fibered shagnum, but a mix of peat and perlite works. keep in very high humdity (80%+) and keep somewhat shaded fromdirect sun. Some direct sun is ok, but too much will burn it. About 2 hours is ok. Best to keep this one in a terrarium. Water from tray method.

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    if you give them more sun, then they will turn red.

    Amazingly it has white flowers with a little amount of purple ?
    will propably post a picture next week

    <img src="http://www.drosophyllum.com/Bilder/dr_adelae01.jpg">

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    Thank you!!!! I got it from **********.com so I think the soil is OK. Besides light, what else should I know??? (e.g. water amounts )

    Thank you VERY much!!!

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    I forgot to mention that my plan is to leave the clear cup on the plant to allow for maximum humidity.

    THANKS!!!

    -Brett

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    If you dont have a tank or something to put it in, the next best thing would be to leave the cup on to keep the humidity up.

    Just keep it out of sun if you do this, you don't want to FRY the plant!

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    I grow mine in a 4 inch deep glass bowl filled with a mix of peat/pearlite/long fiber sphagnum, with a top dressing of live moss which allows the plants to root along the stem as the plant and moss grow upwards in the bowl. I keep the medium almost flooded, with water visable on the surface. Use only distilled or rain water to be safe. Mine do best in lower light, and they don't like it hot. I get the best growth with 65F days and 55F nights. High humidity is essential. I never feed the plants, as the high humidity can lead to the remains of insects getting moldy, which can quickly infect the plant. I get numerous offsets peeping out of the mound of live moss from the roots which are encouraged by the bowl to grow up to the surface.

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    Very easy plant to take care of. I have mine in Pure Sphagnum Moss. Living or not is fine. Low to moderate light levels are prefered. I keep mine on the wet to very wet side. I flood them every so often. But no to deep of water! YES YOU CAN FEED THEM VERY TINY BUGS! I know that they CAN OR WILL rot but if this happens (which usually does) simply just snip off the leave. I have mine in Ultrahighland Nepenthes conditions along with my N.Rajah. So I would say you can't kill D.Adelae with cool night time temps. Hope this helps!

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