HI the sundews I got last week started to produce new leaves with dew so i cut all the old leaves , is this bad? i forgot the old leaves wich were green could still absord sunlight here are the pics, drosera adelae is currently under indirect sunlight , spatulata is exposed to direct sun but is shaded by a rubber tree.
First of all cut off the spathulata flower stem, it drains alot of energy, unless you want to sacrafice that plant for seed, which may not even form (if the plant is to sick), also that adelea has no dew, i'd suggest a terrarium or a clear dome, even if you put a chinese container over it, and its not advisable to cut off leaves until their brown and dry, if they have colour or are fleshy they are still working, finaly don't over feed them, as they are sick they need all the energy they can get, but overfeeding leads to rot and mould, just before you put the dome on mist the adelea, this is a one off thing to help the plant bounce back.
It may not die, but it will definetly waeken it substantually, seed production for any plant is draining, but once the flowers open there is no point cutting back as the energy is spent, i'm saying, if it where me i'd be rid of the flowers, cuttings are more reliable and faster ways to attain drosera, for most species, seed will have a higher yeild but is more of a risk. The link below shows some healthy spath's and adelea (just whatever pics i had saved on my comp), they are grow in different conditions but all in the same area, some in shade, sun, slush, sand, sphagnum, note the red spath (weed infested) are healthiest, however they are also smallest, this sun effect is common in drosera, more sun=healthy but smaller, the green clump are for seed, thats their sole purpose in life, the one in the slurry is abit sick, it has little dew and is flared out instead of flat and rosseted, which is a sign of stress for spathulata, in this case a mix of to wet and not enough sun.
All of these plants have been in these conditions for months, and the adelea for years, p.s. the adelea tree is'nt a variety its a change in condition, i have made a few and all but the green clump of spath are seed grown (the green clump is a diff variety to the red)
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