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    I'm worried about my pygmi sundew. It hasn't responded to well to being relocated. Are their any tricks to getting them to bulk up quickly?
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    The best looking pygmies that I grow are grown with low humidity(30-40% daytime, 70% nighttime). Lighting is by natural filtered sun.

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    Okay, but this is a baby plant, don't they have some crasey water flood or something they go through at this age? My poor baby, I don't know if it is made because the humidity is less or if it is the light or what. I don't want to kill it! But I don't even know what is wrong [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Ah! It made a little white poof of hair, thats a dorment thing right? This is normal? It will still grow, right?
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    The white things are a stipular cone being produced to protect the meristem during summer drought. It is a normal thing. Your plant should continue to grow if given good conditions of light, cool roots, and pure water. Low humidity is not an issue with these plants. If the plant is under lights on a long day photo period, this may or may not be having an effect (I am just growing it for the first time too). A natural ohotoperiod is best for these plants.
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    Okay, thanks. It just had me nervious with it being so tiney and all.
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    I was just thinking how cool it is to be growing a plant that is newish to cultivation. I want to contribute to the pool of info about it best I can, but I'm still having difficulty finding the pool, lol. So far all I've found are some photos (thanks to everyones help) and then also a yearly growth chart for wild ones. It looks like they will wake up around mid april. Anyhow, I was curious if anyone knows what their natrual habbitat is, or rather, their FAVORET habbitat. I've seen them grow in all three "types". According to my research pygmy usually prefer 1 of three habbitats, actual peat bog, sandy areas or rocky areas. My plantlet seemed to go nuts for the pure peat I started it in, and promply went dorment when changed into the dryer slack potting meathoid (and it's not that much dryer yet eather because I'm taking it slow). I was just curious. I wish more had survived shipping so I could set up an experiment with the differnt soils. Oh well, I await those who grow this plant's pearls of wisdom. Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Drosera platystigma is reported to be a summer dormant species, and we have discussed summer care of the dormant types. I believe the plant inhabits lateritic soils. I had planned on using pure laterite as a substrate, but was unable to afford the purchase. The material may be had at tropical fish stores as it has some use in aquaria. There isn't much I can add at this point as this is a new adventure for me as well.
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