What's up with this sundew?

steventaylorJuly 24, 2008

My sundew stopped producing dew a while back and I noticed aphids on it. I got rid of the aphids but still no dew. It also doesn't seem to flower completely. The flowers will barely open and then die back. How do I fix this? Thanks for any help.

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tommyr_gw

How much light does it get? What kid of water do you give it? tap? Distilled? Rain?

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 7:58PM
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hunterkiller03(9)

What kind of soil are they planted on? The original one that came with it? You repotted it? What did you use if you did?

Not that it is really relevant but what species do you have?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 2:20AM
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steventaylor

Well, I've been using filtered water from my pur filter (i know, i know). I did repot it into a 50/50 peat, perlite mix.
It's in a terrarium under two 15w compact fluorescent lights, which I think is about the same light as a 100w bulb. Could it be just the water?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 11:16AM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

At this point it just may be set back a bit. Give it time to recover.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 5:57PM
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dickensb

this happened to one of my sundews also... the only one that i do not know the species of. first it had aphids, then it had spider mites. i sprayed with malathion, which killed all of the bugs, but the plant never really recovered. most of it started rotting, so i cut it all back, leaving little baby plants that had been growing around, but those are starting to rot too, and i just don't know what to do! is it a lost cause? i also have drosera venusta, aliciae and pulchella x nitidula, all of which are thriving in the same environment. the later three all came from california carnivores, but the sick one came from plant it earth in san francisco. any advice on how to revive it?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 5:06AM
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