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By optimus prime
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So I got this sundew about a week ago online. The next day it was floppy and saggy. So I asked people on the forum for help and they said the put a ziplock bag over it and poke a hole in it each day which I did but now it looks worse it’s not sprouting any new growth what should i do?
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By Adriana
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Did you contact the seller for advice? I am more a regular houseplant person, I don't know as much about Drosera. If it were a houseplant I would have a look at the roots, but I don't know if the root system of this cultivar is delicate.

I think that leaf is a goner so I wouldn't bother with the plastic bag. I'd contact the seller and see if you can expect the plant to sprout new leaves.

What a bummer! It's a gorgeous sundew.
By optimus prime
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Curious plant I’ve got plants form there before and they’ve been fine. I also got a cape sundew with it and it’s doing good
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By Nepenthes0260
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Andromeda, schizandra, prolifera, and adelae are difficult plants to ship bare-root. When I got my Andromeda it looked like yours so I bagged it and a few weeks later it was growing new leaves. I would try to use that last remaining leaf as a cutting by floating it in water.
By optimus prime
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Ok I bagged it for a week but it started to grow mold I contacted the seller I think they are going to send me a new one

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