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Hi from South Dakota

by shenri » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:40 am

Hello, just bought a typical flytrap and 20 seeds from the flytrap store. Wow the flytrap looks awesome. Can't believe how well it was packed and arrived in perfect condition. Hope I can keep it alive since this is my first trap. The instruction sheet says it's dormant but it looks like it's ready to grow since it's getting close to spring. I'll keep it in my cold window for a few more weeks and see what happens.
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Re: Hi from South Dakota

by Adelaide » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:13 pm

Welcome to the forum! Nice looking plant!
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Re: Hi from South Dakota

by xr280xr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:49 pm

Welcome shenri! Congrats on your new flytrap. Be sure to read the Basics on flytrapcare.com! Resources> FAQs is also helpful.

Which direction does that window face. Venus flytraps love direct sunlight and a window usually doesn't allow them to get enough. I don't know if you've grown them before but the most common problem beginners have is too little light, and/or too much water followed closely by letting them dry out.
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Re: Hi from South Dakota

by shenri » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:56 am

The window faces east and gets full sun until I get home at noon. Then I move it to a south window that gets full sun until about 4:00. The sill gets to about 58F at night so it should stay dormant for several weeks right? We are still only getting about 10 1/2 hours of daylight in February.

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Re: Hi from South Dakota

by xr280xr » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:03 pm

shenri wrote:The window faces east and gets full sun until I get home at noon. Then I move it to a south window that gets full sun until about 4:00. The sill gets to about 58F at night so it should stay dormant for several weeks right? We are still only getting about 10 1/2 hours of daylight in February.

Cool, sounds like you've got the lighting covered! 58 is a pretty high low. I would bet it will start to wake up and grow over the next week or two. It should've had a good winter rest by this point so it will be ok if it does wake up.
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Re: Hi from South Dakota

by shenri » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:56 pm

At noon today I was moving my plant to the South window and I noticed one of the larger traps was shut. Low and behold he caught a boxelder bug that has been in the window sill all winter. Will the plant be ok since it's still dormant?
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Re: Hi from South Dakota

by PiranhaPlanter1 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:54 pm

The reality is that it may or may not die. Just that one trap though. But remember, for every trap that dies off a new is birthed
It may not die though if you give it that full light cycle (:

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