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By Hannah_W
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Hello! I bought a Drosera capensis. I put it in shady place so it could recover after shipping (I plan to place it in indirect sunlight after a while). There was dew on it when I unpacket it, but later (after few hours) there was no dew. Is it from stress or becouse of low humidity? I keep it in a room where humidity is around 40% sometimes 50%
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By Carnies
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It needs sunlight after it's been delivered, it will do a lot better.
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By ChefDean
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They always look ratty after shipping, it's just stress. Keep them moist, get them some good light, and they'll recover in time. It'll take a while, up to a month, be patient.
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By William123
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I got my first sundew a week ago. It had plenty of dew but as I was potting it some of the dew got in my fingers. It had almost no few left. I gave it morning sunlight initially then added an hour of afternoon sunlight, kept it in a bowl of water and light mist every day. I am noticing more dew every day.
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By MaxVft
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Sundews NEVER do well with shipping. In my experience, I've had them go for almost a month without dew. Just care for them as you would an established sundew, and the dew will be bound to return ✅.
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