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By Nimpa
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Joined:  Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:59 pm
Hello there! I'm new to the forum and CP keeping.
2 days ago I bought a Nepenthes gracilis and a Drosera capillaris from a plant show in a local plant show the vendor was from another province and has been there since the 25th of May. The Nephenthes has been chilling but I'm concerned about my Drosera. From the first day I tried feeding it a mosquito I caught but it kept falling and I didn't think much of it. But then I took a closer look and compared it to other pics of D. capillaris, it has no dews on the tip of the hair??? The tip was just empty and some black!

I'm from West Java Indonesia, I keep the plant indoor with a blue/red grow light on 12 hour, water tray filled with distilled water (I checked with a tds its 0 ppm), the humidity in my town here drops to around 70% at day but usually around 95% at night, the highest temp is around 30 celcius and the lowest at night is 20 celcius. Am I doing something wrong? How do I help my plant?
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By Sundew grower
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Joined:  Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:26 pm
It could be because of the environment change. Drosera will sometimes lose their dew when they are taken to a new place, it is completely normal. Given some time the dew will likely come back.
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By Panman
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My drosera HATE being moved around. When I change their environment they pout for a couple of weeks and up to a month, looking terrible and not having any dew. Once they settle in and start producing new leaves, they should start dewing up. Sometimes the older leaves will produce dew and sometimes not.
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