Questions about my Venus Flytrap
Hi everyone I am new to this site and I hope that you can help me.
This is my second VFT to have, my first one was bought at wal-mart and was ripped apart by my 2 yr old son. :) so I went and bought three kinds of a VFT in one. I know there is suppose to be a regular, a red dragon, and something else in the pot. When I got it there were lots of mouths, the red dragons were big mouths with red in them. It has been probably 5 months or so since I bought it and all the big mouths had to be cut off. There are no big mouths left on him, they are all small and none of them look like the red dragon ones. I have him sitting in a bowl, with distilled water in there, but I'm worried about how much light he gets. Arkansas weather is crazy so in the summer time I did not want to leave him outside because it was so hot. Now that it is to cold to go outside I keep him at my work during the week under a light. Before I go home I turn the light off but there are still the regular lights on. Here in the past month or so I have had to cut off lots of the mouths because parts of them were getting burnt, so I thought I was giving them to much light. There are still lots of them, just none of them are big at all. They are all tiny tiny. Right now there is one growing, the mouth is not formed all the way but the part where the teeth are, is turning black. I want to cut it off but I wasn't sure if I should or not. I cut them at the bottome when I see them start to turn black. Am I doing this right? I love venus flytraps and I want to see him with lots of mouths and the ones that get real big, but I don't think I'm taking care of him the way he should be. He sits under my desk lamp for 8 hrs, he is a couple of feet under the light. Any help would be good!