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Hello - I received these two D. magnifica several years ago when they were first released by BCP. They grew well for a while, but over the past year or two the leaves stopped completely unfurling and turn black. Lately they've stopped producing dew.

Soil is a mix of peat/perlite/sand top watered weekly with RO water. I do not leave them sitting in water. I have them in typical highland conditions, 75F days / 55F nights, humidity 80%+ with bright light. When they were producing dew they caught plenty of fungus gnats.

I'm inclined to think it's a soil and/or watering issue, but I also don't grow many Drosera, so I'm by no means an expert. Any thoughts?

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Southern Wisconsin
Hello - I received these two D. magnifica several years ago when they were first released by BCP. They grew well for a while, but over the past year or two the leaves stopped completely unfurling and turn black. Lately they've stopped producing dew.

Soil is a mix of peat/perlite/sand top watered weekly with RO water. I do not leave them sitting in water. I have them in typical highland conditions, 75F days / 55F nights, humidity 80%+ with bright light. When they were producing dew they caught plenty of fungus gnats.

I'm inclined to think it's a soil and/or watering issue, but I also don't grow many Drosera, so I'm by no means an expert. Any thoughts?

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Southern Wisconsin
Hmmm, you have an interesting problem. Your conditions are much better than mine, and we seem to have almost exactly the same problem. In my case, I had assumed that the plants were getting too tall and suffering from a combination of highish temps and low humidity, but now you have me wondering if I have media problems as well. In any event, if I were you, I would do some leaf pullings for backups and then do a transplant into a new, more open potting mix and maybe cut back on the watering a bit and see how thing go.
 
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