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Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:26 am
by lowis_leyn
Hi everyone.. it's my first time taking interest in taking care of plants. I think i took interest in this plant because of the natgeo feels it brings. I had my drosea brumannii just 3 days ago. It is currently acclimating inside our house - moving it from my work area which is the living room and then the dining area where there is an extra sink. I can't help myself but check on it every once in a while.

I read somewhere that feeding it crushed/softened fish pellets can help so i did some of that on day 1. Today, though, day 3 .. i noticed there's fewer mucilage on the tips of the plant.. fewer with other reallyl really small ones compared to last night's .

This is day one.. with its dews making me really excited..
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This is day 3 This is how two of the leaves look like. Though I do not understand why..
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Tomorrow its bound for a little daylight time ...

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:33 am
by ChefDean
Welcome to the Forum.
Your little bug eater looks nice, great plant.
Don't worry too much about less dew on the leaves for now. If I am understanding correctly, you just got it three days ago, it's bound to experience a little stress. I wouldn't worry about feeding it right away, give it time to settle in.
That same stress could explain what you see with the leaves. I think they look fine, but you have a better angle to view them.
Again, welcome. We're glad you're here.
Chef

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:35 am
by lowis_leyn
thank you! hahah i've been having this swings from being hopeful to almost tearing up with sadness hahaha i haven't had this "wanting so bad for the plant to really live and thrive and grow and maybe multiply" feeling. I am stopping myself from buying another two hahaha.. HOW BIG do they grow again?

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:02 pm
by ChefDean
Burmannii stay small, little over an inch wide, maybe 3 or 4 centimeters. They are considered an annual, and often don't live more than a year. With great care, they can live a couple of years, but it's much easier to sow any seeds that they produce immediately to start growing more.

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:09 pm
by hackerberry
Welcome Kabayan, looks like it's getting it's share of light from the coloration. You probably just need to cover it a bit with vent so that it acclimates faster and those dews start showing up. I would recommend not feeding it right now as there are no dews present. Keep us posted with your success. Cheers!

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:49 pm
by Matt
Welcome to the forums!

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:34 pm
by lowis_leyn
hackerberry wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:09 pm Welcome Kabayan, looks like it's getting it's share of light from the coloration. You probably just need to cover it a bit with vent so that it acclimates faster and those dews start showing up. I would recommend not feeding it right now as there are no dews present. Keep us posted with your success. Cheers!
Thank you sa welcome kabayan! I hope it regains dews soon. Everytime i take a peek i feel sad because there's none. And i think it's shrinking and if my paranoia is right its leaves are starting to go black unless that's its soil somehow

T_T

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:07 pm
by hackerberry
Let it dry a bit, the root system might be suffocating a bit and might have fungal infection.

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:09 pm
by jiacheow
Hello from Malaysia :)
Give it plenty of light (at least 3 hours of direct sunlight each day) and it’ll do great. If it still doesn’t dew well, consider putting it on a bright windowsill in an air conditioned room - I’ve found that unnecessary for Burmannii but some other sundews like drosera adelae stop dewing when the weather is hot and do a lot better with a bit of air conditioning in our tropical climate.

Re: Hello from Manila, Philipppines

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:30 am
by lowis_leyn
hackerberry wrote:Let it dry a bit, the root system might be suffocating a bit and might have fungal infection.
yes i think this may have happened huhuhu so there my burmanii died... but I took in a B52, a spatulata and a Bybilis... all's doing well except for whn i started cutting bybilis hehe.. .need to put them in water care for now ... also i bought drosera seeds . and really didn't think it will bloom considering previous experience.. now there are two small ones coming out haha it's so cuuute