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Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Aug 19, 2016 4:09 PM CST
First time i've seen this.
I have 1 sundew that i keep in my streambed that feeds my water garden and it bloomed ! Thought that was only a spring time thing.
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Hurray!
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 21, 2016 3:19 PM CST
More photos! More Photos!
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Aug 22, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Yea, I really really want to see whole thing!
Brenden
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terrafirma
Aug 23, 2016 12:59 PM CST
I agree Me too! Me too!
New York (Zone 5a)
Finnyc
Aug 26, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Beautiful!
Ah, it reminds me of the days before my brother killed all my sundews.
Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Aug 27, 2016 5:29 AM CST
Hi, I'm sorry for the delay in adding additional pics. I dont have too many, but the plant doesnt look too good.
I dont know if its just too wet, but its 'leaves' never looked as nice as some of the others i've seen. I'm surprised it bloomed now. I thought that was just a spring thing.

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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 27, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Hi Tim,

Your sundew isn't looking very good. Those leaves should be covered with hundreds of bright red little tentacles, each with a bright red gland at the top. The glands produce the sticky 'dew' that catches the bugs. Yours doesn't have any tentacles that I can see. And it looks like it is being eaten by aphids or some other sucky bug. It's time for an inspection to see what's eating your plant.

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Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Aug 27, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Daisy, Yeah i know.... its been outside since May...but not sure what to do.
I grow Hibiscus, Plumeria, and Pitchers/ Sarracenia, and this sundew has totally stumped me . It looked like your pick when i first bought it but since i put it outside it has had a tough time. I thought since it flowered that it was doing ok, so just not sure. Do you think its too wet, or that tehre is a bug infestation? Whats the best way to treat for aphids?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 27, 2016 7:09 PM CST
Try a thorough wash with some soapy water (and a thorough rinse). Its not too much water - if the crown were underwater, it would be dead. There are 4 things that make sundews unhappy:

1. Not enough or too much sun
2. Not enough water
3. Not enough humidity
4. Bugs!

The twisty stems and leaves and lack of tentacles says sucky-bugs to me. You have the water and humidity covered. Sun? But that wouldn't cause the deformities - that is strictly a bug thing. You may have to repeat the soapy wash a couple times.

I found this article in BACPS Bulletin (Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society):

http://www.bacps.org/2004Spring.html#aphids
Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Aug 28, 2016 6:33 AM CST
Daisy,
Excellent advice (and article) . I'll see what i can get to improve its health and will re-post once i see results (good or bad) Rolling my eyes.

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