Well, I thought I'd done my research. I mean I read "The Savage Garden" and Adrian Slack's "Carnivorous Plants", and used the search engine here.
So I ordered an assortment of 'tropical' sundews. The first two that arrived were Drosera petiolaris and paradoxa 'white'. I put them in a plastic aquarium with a 'grill' like covering. In the 'Terrarium' MB, I was led to understand that if I had enough water in the bottom of the tank, I could have 70 percent humidity.
Well, my petiolaris and paradoxa are wilting to death after two weeks. What make matters worse is that I had also ordered six other Sundews from another dealer. D. "Marston Dragon", "D. Multifidia 'Extrema'", "D. Capensis 'Narrow Leaf", "D. intermedia 'Cuba'" and "D. adelae".
My terrarium consists of a plastic aquarium with a grill-like top. To counter this, I have covered the tank with saran wrap, leaving about an inch and a half open space for ventilation. I am using 'steam' distilled water, and the bottle makes no mention of salts or other additives. The brand name is 'Alhambra'.
Why are my plants dying? Or are they just going dormant after days in the mail? I don't know how to tell the difference!
Whatever happens, my intent was to eventually report which Drosera species were suitable for lowland Hawaii cultivation. I intend to let you know as my plants either make a come back or die.