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    I have a drosera adelea(spelled wrong probably) And i have it growing in a 2.5 inch pot and it has a dome on it so the humidity keeps them nice and sticky.They are very healthy but for some reason they seem very vine like. They dont look like any of the ones i have seen in pictures mine is tall has skinny leaves and doesnt have those long stretched out leaves like others do. What is the cause of this. I have them under a desk lamp. I was also thinking of putting them outside so they can catch bugs and come out of there dome and outside were the humidity is high.
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    There are a few possibilities. It would help if you could describe the color of them. Green plants are getting light on the low side of normal, red on the high side.

    If they're green and stretched, get a better light, and perhaps give it a bit of ventilation. I would hesitate to put them outside, because they don't like full sunlight, don't like to get wet, and unless your humidity is very high outside, will be shocked from the sudden change.

    However, anything is possible. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    They don't like full sunlight?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
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    If they are stretched out and vine like, putting them directly outside will fry them in short order. You would need to get them hardened off to the poing where they look typical before you even think of placing them out.
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    They live in quite shady places in Queensland, Australia where they are native.

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    If you have it under an incandescent desk lamp, that's not very good light (although its true D. adelae prefers lower-light conditions). If you're using indoor lighting, fluorescent is much better...or a windowsill. If your plant is tall and skinny, it may be stretching to find more light.

    Also keeping a dome on it is going to restrict its growth (unless its very small right now). And...D. adelae is a stem-forming plant (not vining) so it will get taller and the older leaves will die off which might make it look kind of vine-ish. But the plant will need space to spread out and grow. I have a nice clump of D. adelae at work which spreads out about 4" in width, so a dome on it would never work. Its in a tank in a window.

    They do need high humidity. Consider a 10-gallon aquarium...they are pretty cheap (about $8) with a fluorescent fixture over the top.

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    i will post a picture and the dome is a soda bottle . [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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