I recieved a mature cape sundew (giant form) a couple of days ago and it was in pretty bad shape. The leaves had all turned black at the traps and the stems were yellow. Some of them were still green, the sundew had just recently flowered as the flower stalk was in tact when I removed the packaging and planted it into my 'Carnivorous Plant Repotting Mix (from the garden centre).
I also made the mistake of burying the crown, which I rectified by brushing off the soil using a clean paintbrush. However, to add to my horror the stem had snapped, leaving the roots in place, so I planted the roots into another pot hoping to get 2 plants (I hope the top part would grow new roots and the other bit to sprout new leaves).
Anyway, I have trimmed all the leaves off the existing crown as they all shrivelled up. Will the crown develop new roots/new leaves or is the plant dead?
I'm not sure as Cape Sundews are apparently unkillable
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