Carnivorous Plants forum: What is on my Sundew and What do I do?

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 24, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Hey everyone! Just took the plastic lid off of my sundew and spotted these guys all over it and a sort of web. What are they and what do I do?!?!? Thank you!


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Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Jul 24, 2016 2:24 PM CST
I'm not familiar with the common carnivorous pests. Maybe spider mites since you said there is a web type substance. @Daisyl might have an idea. She has more experience than me. :)
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 24, 2016 3:21 PM CST
I'm not sure what they are either. Are they walking around? Or glued down? If walking around, I would suggest wiping them off and watching for more. If glued down, let the sundew do what they do. Smiling

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 25, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Looks like aphids to me, did you buy plant like that? Or did you repot it?
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 26, 2016 10:32 AM CST
I repot it! My sundew isn't doing that great in general though. It has completely stopped making dew... :/ I keep it always wet, and it has wet feet. It is in my southern window and has a plastic container over it for humidity. I'm not sure what else to do!
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 26, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Sundews don't produce dew when they are unhappy. If your sundew is green is green (no red tips on pads) its not getting enough light. When they turn green, they don't produce dew.

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 26, 2016 11:13 AM CST
Yeah it is turning green Sad
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 26, 2016 2:24 PM CST
What can I do? It's already right at my southern window. Buy a plant light? And what do I do about the aphids?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 26, 2016 3:44 PM CST
Spray the aphids with some soapy water and wash them off. Make sure you wash them down the drain, not into the soil.

Maybe take the humidity dome off - it may be blocking the sunlight. As you have it sitting in water, the humidity can't be much higher with the dome on.

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 26, 2016 3:46 PM CST
Okay perfect I will try that thank you!(:
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 26, 2016 3:48 PM CST
You're welcome
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 27, 2016 12:45 PM CST
Update: Today I washed off the little specks/bugs/creatures/whatever those are...and then I pulled apart the leaves that had webs between them and this green worm came out, which makes sense considering I was seeing bites off of the leaves! Hopefully now after removing the bugs and taking off the humidity dome, my sundew will get better. (:
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 27, 2016 1:01 PM CST
I think that humidity dome was making your plant into a resort of bugs. Smiling
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 28, 2016 6:47 AM CST
This is what it now looks like after the damage has been done Sad
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 28, 2016 6:48 AM CST

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What it used to look like
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 28, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Hmmm... Doesn't look good but give it a chance. Keep it sitting in a saucer of water in its south facing window. As long as there are green leaves, it stands a chance of recovery.

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