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    Can any one help me identify this plant. The label from Lowes stated it was a Drosera. It didn't state what kind so I don't know how to care for it. Lighting requirement suggestions would be a great help. Thanks much, Laura



    It is sending out new growth and looks pretty healthy. I'll repot it later on this evening.

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    That is a sickly, light-starved D. adelae. Put it in good light, in a pot sitting in a water tray and it should be fine. This is actually an easy plant to take care of, although they mysteriously die from time to time.

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    Thank you very much Capslock! That bad, huh? Shows ya what I know... it was green and I liked the shape of the leaves but the upward growth was throwing me off. I have it in a spot of sun right now and my husband is going to HD to buy a pot for me. April did say it had nice dew on it when she first bought it. Should I pot it up right now or can it wait until later on this evening so I can go back outside for the rest of the day?

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    It will wait. Note bright light but not direct sun for this one(well, in my experience, at least).

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    Thank you Joe, I going back outside now.

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    I wonder how long ago their shipment came in. Last summer I found a Darlingtonia whose cube was bone dry. The media was like sawdust. A VFT & D. adelae were both buried and white, underneath. Oy!

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    I have never seen a D.adelae growing like that b4...it almost looks like a normal plant! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Laura,

    Looks like it came from Lowes, am I right? They don't take care of thier plants. The Lowes by me has Nepenthes, Drosera, Dionea, Pinguicula, Sarracenia and Darlingtonia right now. I am always tempted to buy one but I already have more than enough of thier plants except for Darlingtonia which I kill every time.

    My D. adelae grows like a weed. I split the long roots apart when I replanted it and have several pots full now.

    I think you will enjoy this plant.

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