Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

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Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by conorday » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:12 am

I currently have two sundews from the same grower both setup in the exact same setting (100% sphagnum moss) with tray water system (distilled) in a south-facing windowsill. However one Sundew is doing fantastic! Seems like new leaves every day (although no noticeable dew yet). The second one's new leaves are turning black before they even get a fighting chance. And it's not growing any new ones that I can notice.

I've only had them for about 2 weeks but it's strange that they're doing drastically different in the exact same situation. Below are 4 photos of the healthy and not-so sundews :( Any thoughts?

http://imgur.com/wv4eXkY,8FPDQ7R,wxZUF9f,VXDL8ye#3

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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by Nick » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:22 pm

It looks like they both could use more sunlight. Any chance you could put them outside?

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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by Sander » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:22 pm

Could be different issues, as Nick already said, lighting is the most common issue, another issue is aphids, but i dont see any sign of that.

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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by rayneger » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:53 pm

Give them some light, I have had the same problem with cape rescues and also make sure they are being given a tray of water every day


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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by conorday » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:38 pm

Re: Putting them outside

I ultimately wanted indoor sundews, so this would solution be a temporary thing? If so, how would they react to such extreme temperature changes? The inside is kept around 70F consistently, but hot VA weather can range from 60-100F on a daily basis.

It's still strange that one is flourishing, in my opinion, while one wilts.

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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by fattytuna » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:07 am

This species isn't the best suited for indoor life unless you can either provide it with grow lights or a direct sun window sill. If you put it outside suddenly, it's likely to experience shock but will probably put out a new crown of leaves in a few weeks. It should be permanently given the best conditions, whether it be outside or inside and not on an alternating basis.
A good species for indict sunlight is Drosera adelae, which is adapted for lower light conditions.

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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by rayneger » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:54 am

Actually capensis is one of the hardiest sundews out there so it may die but the crown should come back, also I would not recommend getting adelea as a house plant just because they are also humidity lovers


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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by rayneger » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:57 am

I would probably bring them in after a month or 2 and give them more light in the house,also a good indoor sundew would be drosera venusta or spatulata. Try cobra plant.com


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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by rayneger » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:01 am

And buy the pots i can tell that you got them from Joel's CPs I think. I would suggest places like california carnivores,cobra plant.com or flytrapstore .trust me , a lot healthier upon arrival


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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by fattytuna » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:40 pm

rayneger wrote:Actually capensis is one of the hardiest sundews out there so it may die but the crown should come back, also I would not recommend getting adelea as a house plant just because they are also humidity lovers


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Drosera adelae is rather adaptable and can certainly grow fine in normal humidity levels (at least my strains can). It should be fine as long as the room isn't de-humidified or unless you live in an extremely dry area.
As said, D. capensis is very hardy and can grow fine in indirect sunlight. It's just that its potential shows best in full sun whereas D. adelae is quite adapted for partial sun (although I do admit that highly humid greenhouse environments definitely make them look dewier).

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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by rayneger » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:21 am

You are correct fatty tuna but for an adelea to actually look presentable it should be in a higher location of humidity,but yes it will live


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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by carebear88raeberac » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:54 pm

Just got some new Venus Fly Traps and there still in the case and I don't know what I should do first. Please help me grow them nicely.


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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by Sander » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:00 pm

carebear88raeberac wrote:Just got some new Venus Fly Traps and there still in the case and I don't know what I should do first. Please help me grow them nicely.


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Welcome to the forum, next time please make a seperate topic if you have questions (and please do so in the right part of the forum).

All the info u need is in the upper left corner of: http://www.flytrapcare.com/

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Re: Sundew Q: Black tips on new leaves

by rayneger » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:16 am

Take them out put them outside in a tray or bowl of distilled water that's all and let the bowl dry out before putting more in there


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