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Hello, i am currently growing d. andromeda and prolifera. I know they like high humidity and cooler temperature. But it is hard to achieve both conditions at the same time...The plants are currently being kept in a bag for higher humidity but the problem is that the bag also makes the temperature warm for them...The temperature of my country during the day varies from28 to 32 during the day and humidity is usually over 70%. During the night the temperature drops to around 25-21 degree celcius as i have my air-conditioner. I can only upload a picture of d. andromeda as it doesnt allow me to upload anymore pictures...

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Any idea how do i keep the temperature low and also a higher humidity? The drosera andromeda i realised has received too much lighed from my 32 watt led so i moved it away from the light as well as my d. prolifera. 

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Hi, no one is growing these plants?.. Mind sharing your experiences with these two plants too! I also wonder if it is possible to grow them in warmer conditions of 28-30 degree celsius.

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I am growing both species.

I keep all my Queensland drosera in a plastic mini terrarium  in the darker areas of the windowsill (the window is facing eastwards). The humidity is always around 80-100%. Temperatures normally below 30°C. A drop of the temperature during the night into the low 20s seems to be appreciated. 

My D. prolifera is currently struggling and looking quit bad. It didnt cope well with the recent heat wave we had in England. 

D. x andromeda looks very healthy and seems to be doing alright despite the high-ish temperatures.

I also acquired a D. schizandra recently which is still looking very good, but I could do without higher temperatures for the rest of the summer.

First of all i would punch some holes in the plastic bag so heat can escape. You should also consider putting them in a larger container (maybe an old cucumber jar? or a small terrarium?) and place them in a darker area on your windowsill so they dont get too much sun.

Cheers and good luck,

Anton

 

 

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My D. andromeda is currently growing ok. It is the first time I've grown it. I live in the UK (East Anglia) and have it on a windowsill that doesn't get any direct sunlight. It is under fluorescent tubes and the temperature range has been 20C-28C during the recent hot spell. It seems a bit more hardy than D schizandra. But just in case I took leaf cuttings as soon as I got it. You can see some sprouts in the bottom left hand side of the photo. They appears easy to propagate by leaf cuttings. I've potted it in peat/sand/perlite  (40/40/20) mix.

If I can keep it alive for another season I might try my hand at D. schizandra (again).

 

Mark 

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nice...what is the humidity range you are keeping yours at? The plant isnt dying but it isnt doing much too...Im not sure if its because of the lighting. Does it like a lot of light or prefer less light? I placed the plant at a area where only one led light is shining at it.

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I've got mine under a dome so the humidity is pretty much 100% and under bright lights (the same lights I grow heliamphora). It did go into decline a few months ago. The leaves got smaller and smaller. So I repotted it and it recovered. You might want to take some cuttings and perhaps try repotting it.

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Oh i see..im keeping mine in a pot wrap then covered with saran wrap but it does get pretty hot when covered though..and also i repotted the plant 3times already in sphagnum moss perlite mix. I'll try to grow it closer to the light though, its currently getting little light. Thanks for the help too!

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