Interesting...All the Lance Leafs I have under bright light attain the deep red color and narrower leaves. No burnt leaves here. Perhaps you're keeping them too close to the light source?
It is definitely a D.adelae. D.regia doesn't grow here in Singapore. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
Anyway, I'll try feeding it and see if it moves again. Maybe it's because the plant is still young. Only 4 inches across.
It grows under florescent lights, just an inch away from the end of the tallest leaf. No burns, but then I'm only using 3-foot lamps.
It's the only leaf to curl so far...
Oh I was referring to Anoxos about the burns.
I think you may be right about the plant being young. I read in The Savage Garden that young D. regia curl dramatically over their victims while older plants only the tentacles move. Perhaps it's the same with D. adelae.
I guess that's possible. I have 4' bulbs and when I placed my plants about 3" away from the bulbs, they browned. But maybe I put them too close.
None of mine are particularly old. Bought the first in May and all my other 5 are plantlets produced by that one. It reached 7" across before it started to died back, and its oldest plantlet reached 4" before it began to brown. The others aren't quite that big yet, and I've not placed them that close to the lights, so I don't know.
I think the oldest one is trying to play possum right now, it keeps dying back, faster than new leaves are forming, and it has some small reddish curled leaves in the center that aren't developing (maybe forming a gemmae??)
I could not wonder why you want to impose another threat to its health, on top of D. adelae dying and returning every 2 months aside... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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Anoxos, D. adelae has a tendency to spontaneously brown off like that. It's fairly normal. In my experience, it has nothing to do with light, water, food, or illness.