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Drosera capenesis dead?

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Hello everyone, my drosera was growing abundantly this summer, in gact it was looking like it needed splitting and re potting. Which i did, back in August. It was fine at the beginning, however tge last month its got worse, hardly any stickiness if at all and its not growing any more. Have i killed it? I was told tgey are very forgiving but this is my first drosera (my partner bought it me instead of a bunch of flowers when i gave birth!) 

Its always been on south facing windowsill, only ever has rain water to sit in, and was repotted using a carnivorous plant mix. 

Esther 

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It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. What kind of soil is the carnivorous plant mix? Make sure it doesn't have any added nutrients or isn't contaminated with salts. You could also check for pests. 

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Just a thought.  Try putting the plant and pot in a plastic bag to keep the humidity high for a couple of weeks or so and make sure it stands in about a half inch of rainwater at all times.  However, remove the bag before 2 weeks are up if you see any sign of mould developing inside.

D. capensis will naturally die back in the winter especially when cold, so has yours been exposed to cold conditions after repotting?  Do not give up on it even if it loses all its leaves as after a winter cold spell, it will usually regrow from the base of the the plant or the roots so long as it has not been kept over wet while it has effectively been hibernating.

Kind regards,  Rob

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Thanks for the ge advice, i will do that, il update when/if things change! And no, it hasnt been exposed to cold temps at all, it was out when it was hot earlier summer but i always took it in at night and since then its been on my windowsill with the other carnivorous and succulents/cacti. 

Esther 

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The media has no added nutrients and its washed and heat treated cocopeat with natural rooting hormones, with high percentage of perlite. 

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When my capensis alba arrived in the post it was a sorry state. Dry Browning leaves and no dew. I had to put the soil back in the pot. I put it on the south facing window and kept it standing in water. After 6 weeks it was covered in dew and started throwing up flower stalks. So far 4 flower stalks. Its a good idea never to give up on these plants it seems :biggrin:

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Thanks for all the help and comments, I was going to give up on it, but after reading your replies I will persevere! 

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