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Thread: Drosera Adelae

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    What kind of temperature do D. adelaes like? Mine is growing all right (in other words, not dying), but each leaf seems to be smaller than the last, and still no dew. Leaves are green, and the plant is getting to look like a sparse Christmas tree. The humidity has to be incredibly high, as it is in the Nepenthes terrarium. I even have an extra "wall" made from a clear plastic 2-liter bottle around it, to keep the local humidity higher. It is almost going to rain in there!

    Could it be too hot? Could it be getting too much light? These are the only things I can think of.

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    Drosera adelae prefers (at least in my culture of it) cool conditions and lower light. I have mine at the end of a (2) 40 watt tube shoplight, about 4 or 5 inches from the bulbs, in pure live sphagnum, in a glass bowl undrained. Max day temp 70F, down to 60 or lower at night, 100% humidity. Even with perfect conditions, the plants sometimes decline, esp. after flowering. New pups quickly grow to replace and weak plants as the curved bowl encourages offsets from the roots which push up into the growing moss. Other growers have different approaches, but this works well for me. Oh, and I use only distilled or clean rainwater. Hope this helps.

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    Statik....DUH....I know what LF sphagnum is. lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I knew that long before I grew CPs. Other plants like LF sphagnum moss as well. I was only pointing out that I use the dried as opposed to live as many people use live moss. I have live in some pots but since I can't get that around here, I mostly use the dried. And I wish I could find milled...so I have to "mill" my own.



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    Thanks, Tamlin
    I think my light and humidity are okay, but my temperature must be around 85F. Does their shady habitat in Queensland make adelae less warmth-loving than other tropical species? At any rate I am going to try putting it in another, more cooler area.

    Thanks again!

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    Sorry PlantAKiss, I thought everyone knew what it was. But recently I was talking to somebody who runs a CP nursery (can't say who it is, it'll make him look bad... BUT IT'S NOT this place!) and he didn't know the difference!

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    John,

    Never having walked the Queensland forests I can't say with authority that conditions there are "cool", but it stands to reason that woodlands will be cooler places generally. I think 85F is way too hot for this species, mine seem to show the best growth below 70F (hard to do in the summer, but in winter I get these conditions). I hope to visit Australia someday in the near future so maybe I will find out firsthand!

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    That would be a great trip for a CP enthusiast - I know they have many species there, and I know the climate must vary greatly, being such a big place. I'd love to go someday also. Thanks again.

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