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By carelerasmus
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#306364
Hey guys so I've got this Drosera Capensis two weeks ago and it's actually been growing pretty good! But the new growth is not that typical red color of the other leaves? And it doesn't seem to produce as much dew anymore? It gets RO water, has a peat/perilite mix for soil, and gets about 4-6hours of direct sunlight in the middle of the day! Could you guys help please?Image

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By KategoricalKarnivore
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#306365
It’s probably just getting acclimated to its new growing conditions. Give it a couple of weeks to get settled in and it should be just fine.
By carelerasmus
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#306370
But wouldn't it have been acclimated by now? Haha its been two weeks, and it actually has made some very big drops a few days ago! But I guess I'll let it settle in a little longer and not worry too much, but any other advice would be amazing thanks

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By carelerasmus
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#306430
mo_carnivore wrote:It might depend on how you acclimated it. Did you bag the pot? If not, some sundews can take a while to recover and get back to normal.
Yeah I did slowly introduce it to less humidity! While I'm on it, does higher humidity cause less sticky dew?

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By steve booth
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#306437
If they get too hot they loose their dew (above say 30 -35C) and indeed too cold can do the same, what conditions do you have?

I don't know for sure, but I would suggest the viscosity of the dew is the same in high humidity, I haven't noticed any great difference in high humidity or even in the rain, unless it rains hard and long enough to wash it off of course.
Cheers
Steve
By carelerasmus
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#306438
steve booth wrote:If they get too hot they loose their dew (above say 30 -35C) and indeed too cold can do the same, what conditions do you have?

I don't know for sure, but I would suggest the viscosity of the dew is the same in high humidity, I haven't noticed any great difference in high humidity or even in the rain, unless it rains hard and long enough to wash it off of course.
Cheers
Steve
Thanks Steve! Well I live in South Africa....its really hot here haha!!! It gets to about 35°C in summer, which is now....Image and I give the drosera full sun in the midfle of the day for about 4hours....is that too much maybe? Thanks

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By Carnivorous_Corner06
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Joined:  Tue May 30, 2017 6:44 pm
#307715
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