Drosera Adelae culture

Rick Walker (walker@cutter.hpl.hp.com)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 11:10:41 -0800

> In particular how many foot candles of light does the plant require? How
> many hours of light , What kind of soil , how wet, the humidity level ?
> How big a pot ? Does it have periods of dormancy?

I grow D.adelae and D.schizandra in nearly sealed, 10" diameter glass
bowls in a dark window with southern exposure. At most, I get 20-50
foot-candles, except for an hour or so when the sun directly makes
it through the trees and hits the bowl just before sunset.

The mix is 50% perlite/peat, top-dressed with pure peat for aesthetics.
The soil is damp (like a wrung-out rag), but not wet enough for water to
actually pool between the perlite grains. I only need to water every 2
months or so. The humidity is nearly 100%.

These plant *hate* having their leaves misted or touched.

Plant them and leave them alone.

> I'm on my second plant and it is doing the same thing and I've added more
> lights to no avail.

Oops. Cut the light down rather than raise it.

Best regards,

Rick Walker