New sundew has no drops on it
About a week and a half ago I bought a sundew from Missouri Botanical Gardens. When I got it, it looked like the tips of the leaves had dew on them. The next day, I took off its lid and put it outside in full sun in mid-50 degree weather. When I got home from work, the leaves had no drops on them. I let it sit outside the next day, and then brought it in because we had >20 mph wind. I've been leaving it in a south-east facing window where it gets sun in the mornings. After a week, the hairs on the leaves still did not have any dew.
I started putting the lid that it came in back on to keep the humidity up. I've done this for the past couple days, and now water is collecting on the hairs. I'm wondering if the drops I saw when I first got the sundew was water, not the sticky digestive stuff. However, there were already a couple dead insects on the leaves when I first bought it, it hasn't caught any since.
Every day I water it with sprays of distilled water. I keep about a half inch of water in the bottom of the bowl the pot is sitting in.
Does anyone have suggestions as to why it's not producing sticky drops on its hairs? It's trying to grow a flower, could this be sucking up all of the energy? I'm not too concerned with seeing the flower or propagating the plant, would it help the sundew grow if I cut the flower off?
Here is a picture of the sundew with the lid on:
Photo of the flower: http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz155/dwake85/DSC_5941.jpg
Overall picture of the sundew: http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz155/dwake85/DSC_5945.jpg