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Posted 3w ago by @ChiefRhodora

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#VenusFlyTrap
2” pot
Last watered 1 month ago
@ChiefRhodora what are the current conditions for your venus fly trap?
1. What kind of soil is it in?
2. What is condition of soil(is it wet or dry)?
3. What kind of water do you use on the VFT?

With venus fly traps you should only plant in moss(spagham or peat) or only carnivorous soil. Regular soil has too many chemicals and will kill venus fly traps.
Their soil should be wet constantly never dry out, these guys live in bogs.
And they should not be watered with tap water as the chemicals in tap water will kill them. Only use distilled or rainwater.
Also they need lots of light so a south window sill will be ideal, or a grow light!
Hope this helps and good luck!
@OKIEgrnthmb definitely is right. Maybe this is too much soil also for the small plant
@OKIEgrnthmb is spot on.
Thanks yall, I know what I did wrong
@OKIEgrnthmb thanks for that info! I just got my first ones (they're ones my husband actually wants!) I think I'll repot to some of my sphagnum moss! Should I gently remove the soil that is from the pot it came in?
@MelodiousChia yes if it needs repotted, gently remove from pot. If you rinse the roots off make sure you do so with rainwater or distilled.

I have one in sphagnum moss and one in carnivorous soil, they both are growing equally well!

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