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    Would any of you suggest spraying your sundews or is that a bad idea? I am yet to see a wild sundew...

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    Hi Travis

    Sundews should replenish dew after a rain (or spray). I have only sprayed mine after some kind of accidental dirt tragedy...just to rinse the dirt off. I have a d. filiformis in an outdoor microbog but I don't have any pics of it yet. I can only put temperate 'dew in there. I also have 2 others outdoors in pots and they are dewey and full o' gnats. Also a d. capensis is outdoors and is dewey now after adapting to its new open air environment. But most of my sundews are in tanks.

    I don't think sundews are too delicate...they just have their environment requirements like any other plant. They do like their humidity.

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    I think you you should ony spray them if there being grown outside.

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    I am not sure I agree. I mist my indoor Drosera all the time and it hasn't harmed them. They maintain dew and I haven't lost them to rot. I believe it depends upon the conditions they are used to. If you receive plants that have been grown soft, without ever having been misted then they would probably have a higher tendency to show adverse effects from it. If you grow them from seeds and always mist them, they will be fine.

    But I seldom baby my plants and do not follow alot of the contemporary theories on the correct methods of growing, so I will not advise anyone else on the proper growing methods or conditions. Do what you are most comfortable with and have fun.

    Cheers

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    I dont think being washed away by rain would be a worry for them. They would not have survived natural selection if they were done for after a rain (which is what keeps them alive)...

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    Hi !
    I create a very little bog (40cm X 30 cm high 18cm), I put in Drosera rotundifolia, Drosera Anglica and Drosera x obovata. I try to copy the place they live: full sun for about 6-7 hours in summer. The plants flowers every years. I don't spray water and only after dry strong wind plants loose dewy for about 2 days then, without helping, they reform dewy.

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    I am going to spray some of my sundews and see what will happen. I would believe it would help if anything...The only thing that may occur is fungus because the sundews tend to live in stiller air then the ones outside. The reason is when I transplanted the sundews awhile aback all the due came off.

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