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Hello Sarracenia

Well...I buy a drosera all red and yes! It was red when it gets to me but now is all green :( I give her like a 6 hours daylight but still green and getting worst . How do I do to pop the red out ?

Thanks guys

Hi Gabriel,

The green color is a dead giveaway that your plant isn't getting enough light.  Most sundews are full sun plants.  When I say full sun, I mean the kind of sun you would need for a vegetable garden.  If they are in a window, they need at least 4-5 hours direct sun.  They also do well under fluorescent lights, but they need to be close.  Your sundew would probably do well outdoors in your area too.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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