Carnivorous Plants/sundew dying


Hi, I got a d.alicae in  the mail about a week ago.and has been growing fine but now I notice  two out of the 4 developing leaves are brownig and the tenticales are dew less. The soil is  long fibered spagmum moss and is growing under a 40 watt flurecent bulb for 10 hours.what could be the problem

Sorry for disturbingb you

Hi Dylan,

Since you just got the plant, and it was shipped to you, it's probably just experiencing a little shock from all the transition.  Just give it some time.  Keep it pretty wet, and if you're using a compact fluorescent, monitor how hot it's getting and adjust the distance as needed.  Drosera aliciae likes to be on the cool side.  With a CFL about 6 inches away is a good place to start.

To be of more help I would need you to send me a photo.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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