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Name: Amanda Martin
NH
Amanda01
May 26, 2016 7:03 PM CST
I've been putting my sundews outside for better light the last few days because the curl back do to insufficient lighting, was wondering how long will it take for them to get back to normal???
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 26, 2016 8:33 PM CST
Hi Amanda,

There's no need to keep starting a new thread - just add your new question to the already started thread that is on the same subject (saving your sundew).

I'm not sure what you mean by curled leaves. Maybe add a photo? Usually, new leaves will develop properly when a problem is solved. Its too late for already formed leaves. They are what they are.

Daisy
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Name: Amanda Martin
NH
Amanda01
May 27, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Sorry, I forgot I already started one about the same question.... Is there a way to delete them?? I bought them like this.... When I was reading up on them I found out one of the reasons for curling back is lack of light. I was just hoping I can correct them but wondering how long it could take to see improvement...
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This is the worst one with the curling back..
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 27, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Hi Amanda,

I think the biggest indicator of suffient light is coloration and dew. The plant should be bright red and those tenacles should be covered with droplets.
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Name: Amanda Martin
NH
Amanda01
May 27, 2016 1:56 PM CST
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Sorry it's the best I could do but they are pretty red and they all have dew on the tentacles....
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 27, 2016 5:06 PM CST
I would say you are doing okay then. Keep their toes in water though.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Name: Amanda Martin
NH
Amanda01
May 27, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Yes I do, from being outside the sun dried up the water but I put more in after this picture.. thank you :)

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