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Hi Raymond, The place to start with a plant like D. spiralis is to say that growing the highland Brazilian species is often a different ballgame than plants like D. capensis or D. spatulata. They tend
Hi Joshua, This looks like a form of Nepenthes alata. Here's our cares heet for tropical pitcher plants: https://www.growcarnivorousplants.com/Articles.asp?ID=266 We also have extensive, hands-on
Hi John, This is not at all unusual. Red capensis are often just a little more finicky than their other counterparts. Also the leaf overall looks super healthy with all that dew, so it could be just
Hi Gregory, All you can do now is keep the plant in a bright location, give it time, and see what it does. If there's a dormant node where the cut was made there's a good chance it will sprout a new
Hi Skye, The plant that doesn't look so good appears to have either a dead plantlet, or just a build-up of dead leaves that are interfering with growth some. These Drosera spatulata are grown from