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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Sundews and Butterworts for a window?

Here is a question for all you CP keepers.

What is the best indoor sundew and butterwort?
They will be kept in pots infront of a northern facing window.
I'm looking for something easy to keep.
Is there a species that does not go dormant?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 09:47 PM
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ummmmm, don't do anything unless its a south facing window. That's essential (don't ask me why it is, but I know it is).

As far as easy sundews....drosera intermedia is pretty simple.

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Like above posters, use a minimum southern full to partial sun exposure, otherwise use T5 bulbs and high humidity dome cover.

All plants have dormancy to some degree, new growth returns with longer & warmer days. I have purple flower pinguiculas which don't like very wet feet like drosera
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Most of the subtropical/tropical dews I keep (outside of the pygmies) have never gone through a noticeable dormancy phase. I've found species like D. adelae, D. capensis, D. spatulata etc. to be the most forgiving and easy to take care of, but I do agree that they need more intense and possibly more consistent light than a northern window. Humidity depends on your ambient conditions (I prefer 40% at least). D. adelae is known for being okay in dimmer light and cooler temps too.
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I'd advise joining terraforums.com - a lot of very knowledgable people there. For sundews, I get a good chunk of my growing info from growsundews.com as well.

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Like stated California Carnivores is a great site.
I have a venus flytrap, nepenthes and another pitcher growing on a south facing window sill. The fly trap and pitcher sit in a container of Distilled Water. Very important. The Nepenthes is watered everyday with distilled also.
Flytrap and pitcher are both put in the refrigerator for about three months, Dec, Jan, Feb and than are re-potted.
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