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drosera graomogolensis
drosera graomogolensis  
Hey guys!

Bought this guy from you guys a few months ago and it's been doing really well. A couple of months ago I noticed a caterpillar and got rid of it. So I'm not sure if the blackened center leaf has anything to do with it. The sundew sits in a tray underneath Sunblaze 2ft 4 t5ho lights that is on for 12 hours a day. The avg humidity in this room is 30-50%. Temperature lately has been in the low 60s during the day and low 50s at night. HELP!!


I attached a picture of the sundew and my set up.

Hi Steven,

Thanks for including the photos.  That always helps.

Because those black spots look very localized, and you did say you had a marauding caterpillar running around, it looks like some kind of physical damage.  Otherwise the plant(and all your plants) looks very healthy.  It doesn't look like anything to be concerned about.  Just observe your plant as the leaves grow out.  If new spots appear then we may need to check into other possibilities.  

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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