Sons Xmas present
Help! My son's Christmas present is in jeopardy.
Recently, my mother bought a Venus fly trap for my oldest, but he didn't get it for several days as she didn't know it had arrived. I used to have them and always had great luck with growing them, and thankfully, stopped my mother before she fed it taco hamburger (shakes head)... Anyways, I have yet to get to the store for distilled water, but think melted snow is a good substitute? I have sphagnum and perlite 50/50 and about an inch up of the rainwater... It is not , however, thriving. I received it with two dead traps and not sure whether to cut them off or let them wilt on their own. Also, it appears that one of the new traps is turning black as well. What am I doing wrong and how can I save it???? :( it is in front of our biggest east facing window and foes get a lot of light, so again, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.