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    My D.admirrabbilis has not got much dew on it. It has got it on some of the leaves, on a fraction of about 2/10 leaves have got dew. My D.alicea is right next to it, and it produces dew like there is no tommorow. Both sundews have got he same growing conditions, so why is one producing a lot of dew and the other one produces small amounts?
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    What are your temps like right now? This is a cool growing species by preference. I do regard this as distinct from D. cuneifolia which is much less forgiving, but the two have some obvious affinities as well, and D. cuneifolia is notorious for its dislike of overly wet and hot conditions. I have not cultivated it for long, but I suspect that under hot conditions the plant may well die back to the roots. Perhaps this is happening with your plants. If so, don't discard the pot, and maintain it just barely moist. Growth should resume once cooler weather arrives.

    Of course, it might be something totally unrelated, but this thought enters my mind.

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    Um........I had it for 2 months and it IS growing. There is no dew. There is some on 1 or 2 leaves, but thats it. Its also got flowers at the moment, will that have something to do with it?
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    In warm conditions, particularly when the plant is flowering it will not look its best. Often there will not be much dew on the leaves and the rosette can become quite small.

    William, despite extreme temps during the last Summer, none of the 3 forms I grow died back to the roots. They didn't look as nice as they could have but they managed fine.

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    Thanks for the information Sean. Another nail in the coffin for including this plant under D. cuneifolia. Looks different, grows different, flower is different, molecular genetics confirm its different, sheesh. Howe different does a plant have to be before it gets accepted as a species?

    But I digress - another consideration would be light. Light powers growth which in turn results in dew. Are your rosettes nice and red, or less so? Lack of dew can be either a response to less than optimal growing conditions, or a seasonal response. As long as your plant continues to make good growth from the center, I wouldn't worry. Some species are more dewey than others.
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    I had the same problem, but when I rose the humidity, and when my plants grew more leaves, there was dew on them. My old leaves don't produce dew any more. I cover my dews at night to raise the humidity, and when I wake up in the mornin', there was a lot of dew on the new leaves. Also, I mist a lot. BUT, a lot of people tell me that misting is bad, but I had no negative effect with the dew when I mist. Good luck![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Misting is bad, well because.........spray water in your eyes and you will find out what it feels like to a sundew.
    Anyway, my plant has a VERY deep red colour in the tentacles. The leaves are bright green. The leaves ARE NOT red, the tentacles are though.
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    Oh, one more thing. How can you make sundew flowers last longer? My flowers open, close, pollinate and die in one day.
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