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By Adelaide
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Joined:  Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:05 pm
So I ordered my first drosera the other day, when it gets here, am i supposed to soak it in distilled water before planting it? I thought I read that somewhere.
By dantt99
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Joined:  Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:48 am
You definitely can soak it, and I would or wouldn't depending on how much dew got all over it and how it looks when it arrives. It won't hurt the plant to soak it though :)
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By dmagnan
Posts:  603
Joined:  Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:37 pm
You can definitely do that with flytraps. As for drosera: I just got a drosera binata, and I soaked it, and it ended up losing all of the dewy parts of its leaves. It's growing new leaves and seems fine, but I was worried that losing all the dewy parts was due to the soak (and potentially, the plant basically eating itself). Hopefully someone with more sundew experience will chime in.
By Grey
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Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
If nothing else, you could always just dip the roots. I do this when I'm waiting to repot plants to keep their roots damp while I set up their pot.

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