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I'm thinking about obtaining a Drosera Schizandra and was wondering if my conditions were going to work. It's a basement setup exo terra. Summer temps 79-65, winter temps 75-60. Recently brought the lights up a bit and pushed them to the sides of the terrarium where my other plants grow and made a spot for the Schizandra in the middle away from the center of the lights. Light meter reads 900 fc. Humidity always hovers around 60% during the day, 78% at night. Here's a pic of the setup. I appreciate the advice and if my conditions are off I'll nix the idea. Thanks for your time.

Hi Jeff,

Those conditions should be just right for D. schizandra.  They like bright, diffuse light, temperatures around room temperature that are consistent, and elevated humidity.  Most of the North Queensland sundews do best when temperatures and humidity are constant.  D. prolifera does well like this also, but slightly warmer, and brighter.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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