Tropical sundews winter care ?

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Tropical sundews winter care ?

by roarke » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:45 am

What advice can you give me about tropical sundews winter care ? I may let the artificial lights open and close by how sun is in my country in winter (now is from 08 to 16,30) or let the lights on not 14 hours like now, but 13 or 12 ? Or should i let my lights on as ussual ?
Tropical Drosera Winter Care
Tropical Drosera can be given the same basic care year round.

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Re: Tropical sundews winter care ?

by chtripp » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:15 pm

They are tropical and do not need a dormancy, if you reduce light dormancy can be triggered. Keep them on the same photoperiod they already recieve. If you get on Aaron May's site growsundews.com and do a little reading/research, most of your questions you ask will be answered.

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Re: Tropical sundews winter care ?

by fattytuna » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:09 am

Which species of tropical sundew? Some are much easier to winter than others.

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Re: Tropical sundews winter care ?

by cpbobby » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:36 am

i have mine on a 13 on/11 off photoperiod....decent light, room temp is fine but humidity varies depending on what species you have.

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Re: Tropical sundews winter care ?

by roarke » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:10 pm

fattytuna wrote:Which species of tropical sundew? Some are much easier to winter than others.


Drosera capensis alba.

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Re: Tropical sundews winter care ?

by fattytuna » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:18 pm

roarke wrote:Drosera capensis alba.


D. capensis are very tough plants.
As long as it gets about 4 hours of direct sunlight or an artificial equivalent, it will grow strongly. (the plant can adapt well to less as well, or even partial sunlight). If it gets too chilly, then it will probably form a hibernaculum. It will basically adapt to any condition you give it, so just do what is convenient for you.

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Re: Tropical sundews winter care ?

by bananaman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:25 pm

Yes.
They are quite difficult to kill, but you can just give them whatever conditions they had over the summer.
You can keep it under the same photoperiod (mine is under 16 hours a day) as in the summer, or lower the photoperiod if you feel like it.
You can probably keep them outside, as long as it doesn't get below -10 Celcius or so.
It will die back to the roots but regrow if it freezes and it does not have a hibernaculum.

Again, it is pretty indestructable.


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