Carnivorous Plants forum: Please Help Me Save My D. spatulata

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jan 11, 2018 11:45 AM CST
For Christmas vacation, which lasts a month, I asked my botany professor if we he would mind taking care of my plants along with his plants in the greenhouse. This is what my D. spatulata looked like beforehand:
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When I returned after a month, I was shocked to see this is what it looked like:
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Is there any way I can save it?!?! I don't think he took good care of my plants honestly, I returned and my carnivorous plant water tray was bone dry and so was their soil. Yet my D. aliciae that is also in that tray along with the D. spatulata is doing wonderful and is even blooming. Please help!!!

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 11, 2018 2:43 PM CST
Well that's just sad. Sad

I don't think its dead - but D. spatulata is much more sensitive to water (lack of). Keep it well hydrated, maybe even put it under a humidity dome.

D. aliciae is always a very forgiving happy little plant.
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Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
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tommyr
Jan 12, 2018 10:13 AM CST
Put it in bright light and keep it in a shallow tray of rain water or distilled water. And wait. Hopefully it will be o.k. NEVER let the tray run dry!
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Container Gardener Region: Ohio Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse
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ljones26
Feb 12, 2018 10:30 AM CST
Update.... it recovered!(: and now it's sending out a flower... lol Hurray! Hilarious!
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 12, 2018 10:52 AM CST
Hurray! I'm so glad it recovered! Looks like a neat plant.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 12, 2018 11:29 AM CST
Thumbs up
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