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By tracieh
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A couple weeks ago I bought 7 death cubes for $1 each because they looked mostly dead. I repotted them and 3 have survived and seem to be doing great. Still a little leggy but new growth is looking good. They seemed green but mostly black when I bought them. It's looking like somehow I got not typical (although I know for labeling I have to call them typical) fly traps. Or are they too close to my light and burning. Image

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By ChefDean
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If your temps are staying above freezing at night, I'd put them outside in a spot that gets good indirect light for now, then move them into the morning sun after they recover.
As to their looks, Lowes seems to have gotten some nice ones this Spring. I got this one a couple of weeks ago.
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If it flowers, I'm going to self it and see what pops up.
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By tracieh
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We currently have snow on the ground. I had them outside a few days last week.

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By ChefDean
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tracieh wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:21 pm We currently have snow on the ground. I had them outside a few days last week.

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Then no rush. They look pretty good for what they've been through. A couple more weeks and you should (fingers crossed) be able to get them outside. They'll take off then.
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By tracieh
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I guess my main question is given that they were green is it normal for them to be reddish maroon now?

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By ChefDean
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If they have a propensity for red coloration, that will come out with good light.
You had them under good grow lights, Lowes (and probably Bug Biting Plants) didn't. When they get out under unfiltered sunlight, they'll like continue with the red, maybe even getting more intense.
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By ApgarTraps
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tracieh wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:59 pm I guess my main question is given that they were green is it normal for them to be reddish maroon now?

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Reddish-maroon is normal in spring.

Here's a few of my maroon "typicals" today, emerging from dormancy in north Georgia. (You can see they are dusted with tree pollen!)
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Re: "burned" from the light source -- I wouldn't be the least bit concerned, as long as they aren't getting warm (>95F) from your light source.

The maroon color seems to be a normal phase as the plants recover from stress or emerge from dormancy: mine do that after re-potting each spring. If they are "typicals", they'll turn green soon. Keep us posted as they progress: I think you'll be happy. Get them into real outdoor sunlight as soon as your nighttime temps stay above 30-ish.

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