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    When I went to Lowe's today, I saw two tiny little sundews and I just HAD to get one!!! It's pretty healthy, considering! It can't be more than a year old. It's leaves are only about a half of an inch long! The reason I got it at Lowe's, of all places, is because, when I saw it, I just plain got such a strong urge that I couldn't pull my hands from it!

    Got any tips?
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    Well... let's see... another person can't get their hands off of drosera...

    Try calling your local DAA chapter, there should be plenty of people willing to try to help you get over this expensive and life-threatening (though not necessarily yours) addiction.

    Once you have rid yourself of the psychological/mental/chemical addiction, you need to do the physical part. Drosera glue is luckily quite water soluble, so a little water will usually help to get your hands unstuck from that pot.

    Remember that we are all here to support this, many of us have the same problems as you do (hi, my name is noah, and I'm a droseraholic), so we know what if feels like. Don't hesitate to ask questions or request assistance - that's what we are here for!

    Good luck. And remember, We are all here to support you, many of us have the same problems as you do (hi, my name is noah, and I'm a droseraholic), so we know what if feels like. Don't hesitate to ask questions or request assistance - after all, that's what friends are for!

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    Got your shoes on now? (private jk). The species you have is likely to be Drosera spatulata. This is an easy growing tropical, but even if it is another tropical the care requirements are all pretty nuch similar. What Drosera like are cool, pure water to the roots, lots of light, 40% humidity and above, and air circulation. They grow well in a 50/50 mix of sand and peat well rinsed with pure water. I keep enough room in the pots so the root tips can continue to grow down into the meduim. They will still grow if the tips press against the bottom of the pot, but I think they grow better if there is room for them to extend downwards. I set my plants in tray water (distilled or rain). Mine are outside, protected against rain after being slowly adjusted to the sunlight over time (like you getting a tan and not burning). They also do well in indoor terraria, with good light and set close to the tubes. My outdoor plants feed naturally without any attention from me. Indoor plants not in terraria get fed occasionally, and terrarium plants are never fed in my collection since the chance for fungus forming on old prey is high. I occasionally flush my pots from above, or allow the rain to leach out any dissolved minerals. Things to avoid are impure water, lack of light, warm to hot pots, and unrinsed peat/sand mixes. If your plant is glistening with dew, it is happy. If not, something is probably wrong. It takes a while for new plants to acclimate, and I sometimes put mine in a ziplock baggie until I see dew being formed, and then gradually acclimate the plant to its new life. Best of luck with your Sundew, and I hope this helps!
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Thanks!!! Although I am pretty sure it is a capensis. there is actually two capensis in the pot, close together, and a couple leaves sprouting that are the spoon shaped kind! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I have never seen a capensis being sold in a pot Darci, though, if you got one, kudos to you.

    The only thing I think I would add to Tamlin's statement (Like I can one up the Dew expert&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] is not to directly mist the plant like you might a flytrap or nepenthes, the mist will erode the dew off. Mist 'around' it if it needs it, but never on it.
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    Thanks!

    Why do people keep calling me Darci (*in slow voice*)People are confused!
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    I have no idea, I was wondering the same thing, lol.
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    Anyhow, couple of things, Capensis look like a big tuft of grass with dew stuck to it. If you have spoon shaped leaves forming, the other ones are probubly imature plant leaves. You'll really have to wait untill it is a big bigger to narrow down the choices and you can't get really detailed untill the first flower [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] But I'm inclined to go with the others and bet on Spatulata of some type. And [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] if you have both mature and imature leaves, I'm guessing 4 months old... at least thats what my various dews looked like at 4 months. Mine are now at 7 months and are tiney versions of the adult plants.
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    Why do people keep calling me Darci (*in slow voice*)People are confused![/QUOTE]

    Because you and Darcie have very similar personalities, at least on this forum anyway. The only difference I can see is that Darcie does that 0_o thing and you do that woot woot thing. Or was it the other way around? J/K [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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