Alrighty, being a newbie to carnivorous plants, I recently picked up a Sundew Drosera at my local Home Depot (everyone's favorite supplier of carnivorous plants [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]). There's no details on the label as to what subspecies it is, but I'm guessing its a D. Adelae as it looks a lot like this picture, which was posted in another thread.
Anywho, right now its stuck in its little plastic encased pot until my terrarium arrives in the mail, and I've been watering it with distilled water, keeping the soil moist, and giving it what light I can from my desk lamp. Unfortunately, I can't put it in a window or outside for light because I live in Las Vegas, and I'm afraid the summer temps here would bake the poor thing. Is there another way I can provide adequate lighting without having to buy expensive flourescent lamps and whatnot?
Also, I've noticed that the new leaves that have grown in the few weeks that I've owned it, have a wilted look to them instead of being spread out flat like the older ones. I'm a bit confused about this, because I've done a pretty good job of keeping things humid, so I'm wondering if maybe its still not humid enough, or could be something else.
Finally, I've noticed that this plant isn't particularly adept at consuming bugs. From small ants to even a couple of aphids that I picked off my rose bush in the backyard, the tentacles on the leaves don't do a thing upon contact, even though they were crawling all over the things. Two days later the ant and aphids were dead on the peat moss. Is this species not very good at capturing insects, or is my plant just being retarded?
Any advice would be mighty welcome. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]