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    I went to lowes today and got a a Sundew. They had moe than sundews(cobra lilys,regular flytraps,the green tube looking ones and many more) and to my suprise and shock they all looked heathly and robust. So i couldnt resist getting a sundew [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] . Only problem is i accidently dropped it after my mom wanted to look at it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] !! It landed head first (so to speak) I hope this dosent kill it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_o_32.gif[/img]

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    Hi Insane! Welcome to the forums! I hope you got it planted right quick! It's probably in shock, so I'd leave it covered for a couple days and gradually increase its time being uncovered during the daytime. The leaves probably lost their dew, but if it didn't die, you will see new leaves emerge in a week.

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    I agree with jim. Get it planted correctly, water it, keep humidity up. Some of these guys are pretty bulletproof.

    The longtuby things were sarracenias.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    What they said. Welcome to the board!! Embrace the Insanity! BTW, I love your screenname!
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    wow weird i just got a d. adelea from lowes and my friend was looking at it and dropped it on my floor! made a mess i still had it in the 4" cube, and im repotting tommorrow and hoping it makes it as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Insane_Gothic_Preist13224 @ Feb. 14 2005,7:34)]I went to lowes today and got a a Sundew. They had moe than sundews(cobra lilys,regular flytraps,the green tube looking ones and many more) and to my suprise and shock they all looked heathly and robust. So i couldnt resist getting a sundew [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] . Only problem is i accidently dropped it after my mom wanted to look at it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] !! It landed head first (so to speak) I hope this dosent kill it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_o_32.gif[/img]
    The long tube pitchers were probably Sarracenia rubra.

    The two species of sundew most commonly seen at Lowe's are D. spathulata (small, roundish leaves on stems) and D. adelae (long, surfboard-shaped leaves). Which one did you get?

    Don't worry about dropping it. I'd just repot it in a 6" pot with a deep saucer (you can find both also at Lowe's) in a mix of 2/3 peat, 1/3 sand or perlite.
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