Return to the Carnivorous Plants Forum | Post a Follow-Up

flytrap, how am I doing?

Posted by zachary95 none (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 18:40

I just bought a vft plant saturday and it is currently monday. I bought a vft from lowes and it looked good but no red just all green, I have it set up in a betta bowl with water in tge bottom and the pot in that like the tray method with a 40w 5000k daylight fluorescent bulb. The plant has 6 heads and 3 of them have turned red inside within the 2 days and look healthy still.
Bug biting vft- $5
Betta bowl-$9
Distilled water-$1

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: flytrap, how am I doing?

Another pic

RE: flytrap, how am I doing?

And another

RE: flytrap, how am I doing?

Get it out of that clear container. Also, how will you give it dormancy come fall? NO tap water. Distilled or rainwater ONLY.

RE: flytrap, how am I doing?

Ok sounds good. Dormancy ill set it in a fridge with a ziplock bag around it like other people have done on here and other forums. I only use distilled water on it because of the tds of it versus tap. Any tips or tricks will be appreciated. Since ill be in college this fall I wont have access to a garage for dormancy so either the fridge method or by a cold window depending on the dorms location. The window should be a cold enough place in a northern iowa winter where its -20° outside most of the winter with wind.

RE: flytrap, how am I doing?

How bad is it if you don't use distilled water? I've been using tap water for two weeks now, but my plant looks ok

RE: flytrap, how am I doing?

You are going to kill the plant using tap water. Why do people never listen? NO TAP WATER. Distilled or rainwater or RO water ONLY. Or, kill your plant.

Never mind, do what you want. I'm done banging my head against the wall with some of you people....

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Carnivorous Plants Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here