Hi, everyone.. I'm Chloe, New to the forum. I have a specific question to ask regarding sundews. I live in Miami, and I always seem to have bad luck with them as they're not producing dew at the moment, and I have killed a couple in the past. Right now they're on my south facing bathroom windowsill. It it okay to move them outside if I keep them in a shaded area that doesn't get direct sun until the later afternoon? Your advice is appreciated.
BTW, I'm a happy grower of Cephalotus, Venus Flytrap, nepenthes, Montezuma butterwort, d. Madagascariensis, d. Hamiltoni...
The will probably be happier outdoor. Four hours of direct sunlight is usually the bare minimum I'd give most sun loving Carnivorous Plants. A windowsill can work out but the glass can filter out quite a bit.
You may want to make sure the pots are shaded as afternoon sun can get quite brutal and the roots might get cooked.
Drosera hamiltonii is one species that doesn't produce much dew for most growers. I think it has a very narrow sweet spot in terms of conditions for maximum dew output.
D. madagascariensis seems to like a lot of light for dew output.