I have a distinct lack of dew on my aliciae. I know in Sundews the answer here would be to give more light but is this the case for aliciae? It's in a southern window with a few Australian and south African sundews which are all doing fine. As you can see from the picture, it is very red. Is this a good thing or is it getting too much light? In the first of the photo's you can see that the leaves that are immediately next to the window frame have dew, is it because it isn't getting sun in that spot?
No dew on aliciae
Posted 07 May 2012 - 16:12 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 17:44 PM
You may want to try increasing the humidity with a plastic bag or other cover over the top. That usually increases the dew.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 18:02 PM
behind double glazed windows in a centrally heated house is not good news for most CPs, if I bring any inside on a temporary basis they start to go downhilll quickly, probably down to low humidity and low light levels...it may look sunny but light levels on a windowsill are way, way below what you would get outside or in a greenhouse
Posted 07 May 2012 - 20:26 PM
Oh hell. And my Nepenthes do so well there. Until the greenhouse is up I'll have to start misting them every day.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 20:57 PM
Just a thought. Wouldn't the ambient humidity coming from the water trays be enough?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 21:10 PM
Hmm a aliciae should do well on a windowsill but I shouldn't mist them, my experience is that my capensis and aliciae couldn't appreciate it, since I quit misting they are doing really well on my east facing windowsill.
Edited by Marlon, 07 May 2012 - 21:12 PM.