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What are the requirements for growing sundews outdoors? Are there certain temperatures, wind speeds, and humidity levels that I should watch out for? Do sundews need hardening off, and if so, is the process the same as for flytraps?
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Depends on the species. Temperate dews, like filiformis, Tracyi, etc, can pretty much be grown like flytraps. Tropical and more light sensitive dews will need different care, such as Adelea and other more sensitive plants.

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What are the condition in your area? As long as you have enough sun, low humidity (30 % or lower) usually isn't a problem. My plants continue to produce dew at 23% (lowest so far).
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:08 pm What are the requirements for growing sundews outdoors? Are there certain temperatures, wind speeds, and humidity levels that I should watch out for? Do sundews need hardening off, and if so, is the process the same as for flytraps?
WWW.GrowSundews.com is a great resource of specie-specific information f or growing Sundews inside and out.
Different types of Drosera have different requirements.
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thepitchergrower wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:22 pm What are the condition in your area? As long as you have enough sun, low humidity (30 % or lower) usually isn't a problem. My plants continue to produce dew at 23% (lowest so far).
I don't remember how low the humidity gets, but I think it's just as low as yours.
Shadowtski wrote:WWW.GrowSundews.com is a great resource of specie-specific information f or growing Sundews inside and out.
Different types of Drosera have different requirements.
Thank you. I've used this website before, but I forgot they had a page on growing sundews outdoors.
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6A should be fine for the more northern sundews. Southern sundews may needs some protection.

i had to protect the new growth on mine last night, check out my sundew cart.
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D. Filiformis 'Dreamsicle' and D. Intermedia (Brunswick county nc) produced dew at ≤20 % humidity. Capensis and Binata 'marston dragon' as well.

Growth seems to be slower at lower humidity... or so I've observed. :?
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optique wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:04 pm 6A should be fine for the more northern sundews. Southern sundews may needs some protection.

i had to protect the new growth on mine last night, check out my sundew cart.
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What drosera species are northern? I'm not really worried about freezing temperatures because I take my plants inside during those nights. I'm more concerned with hot, dry, and windy weather.
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:36 pm I'm more concerned with hot, dry, and windy weather.
Sounds like the weather we get every summer down here...
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TrapsAndDews wrote:What drosera species are northern? I'm not really worried about freezing temperatures because I take my plants inside during those nights. I'm more concerned with hot, dry, and windy weather.
Just look for location data the New Jersey stuff should be good for 6a (I am guessing) but i am sure the Nova Scotia sundews would be ok.
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optique wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:32 am
TrapsAndDews wrote:What drosera species are northern? I'm not really worried about freezing temperatures because I take my plants inside during those nights. I'm more concerned with hot, dry, and windy weather.
Just look for location data the New Jersey stuff should be good for 6a (I am guessing) but i am sure the Nova Scotia sundews would be ok.
So most of the temperate sundews? Filiformis/tracyi, intermedia, rotundifolia, x hybrida, etc?
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thepitchergrower wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:42 am So most of the temperate sundews? Filiformis/tracyi, intermedia, rotundifolia, x hybrida, etc?
Add anglica to that list. I'm not too sure about tracyi since it's a north-Florida plant, and that area is fairly humid even in the winter. It grows fine for me here in eastern North Carolina. Then again, the humidity here reaches 90%+ on some summer evenings (moisture condenses on the outside of the sliding-glass door because the glass is cooled by the air conditioning in the house).
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MikeB wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:40 am
Add anglica to that list. I'm not too sure about tracyi since it's a north-Florida plant, and that area is fairly humid even in the winter. It grows fine for me here in eastern North Carolina. Then again, the humidity here reaches 90%+ on some summer evenings (moisture condenses on the outside of the sliding-glass door because the glass is cooled by the air conditioning in the house).
Thank you MikeB! :D
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