User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: My spatulata losing its red

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Mineral Point Wisconsin
    Posts
    35
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Exclamation

    My D. spatulata is losing its red. I got it about a week ago and its doing fine. I was out of town when I got it and so it went a few days with a make shift terrarium. When I got back home the dew was all gone, but it's now slowly recovering. Now the the new growth has no red, and the old growth does....it gets plenty of light, almost a full days worth of full sun. The temp is maintained in the mid 80's during the day and the 70's at night...it's humid too. So what's up? Isn't is supposed to maintain its deep red color in plenty of light? THis is my first Drosera so my knowledge is limited.

    Peace Be

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Western MI USA
    Posts
    1,473
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It could be that those new leaves started life during a dark shipping time and they are just now showing up. I haven't had sundew all that long, but in my Red Dragon VFT their is a delay in color change of new leaves by about 3 weeks.
    There is no item greater in value than life, for without life value would cease to exist.
    My Grow List

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    New leaves are usually green when they are produced, but with strong light should redden up in a week or 2.
    "Grow More, Share More"

Similar Threads

  1. Losing a family pet - what about the other pets?
    By Est in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-07-2009, 09:04 PM
  2. Painting in suspect - VFT losing redness
    By Cindy in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-26-2007, 07:22 AM
  3. red dragons losing their red...
    By Perri S. Tome in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-2006, 06:09 PM
  4. D.spatulata hk
    By sundewrex in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-14-2004, 06:41 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •