I'm really interested to figure out why I can grow Drosera perfectly outdoors (that part I understand), in a terrarium they die off, but if I put them in a mini-terrarium (a small plastic cube, like you would store a beanie baby in) or small completely enclosed just about air tight container they grow almost as well as they would if they were left outside in the open?
When they die in a terrarium I figure it's from lack of good air circulation and fungal attacks...but wouldn't this be the same in a closed plastic encasement?
I took some D. intermedia from a tank, the leaf tips dried and died off fast and browned back to the base of the plant on all the newer leaves, white fungus was appearing where it was dying off. I took these plants and put them in a plastic storage container, 4"L x 2"H x 3"D, filled the containers half full with whatever was in the bottom of my bucket, tossed the plants on top (literally), watered, stuck them on a window sill and forgot about them. I open the container up a week or so later and there's a scape. Growing along underneath the top, then along a wall and sticking in the condensation that formed on the side. Looking closer the scape went from buds forming to a plant on the end of the stalk.
Anyone understand the difference between a tank and a small plastic container?