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By gabescott
Posts:  2
Joined:  Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:02 pm
I was going to order some VFT plants and Sundew plants and well I still am but I couldn't wait so I went down to the local lowes and bought a VFT plant they had there for 5 dollars. I put some pics. Let me know what you think. Having never owned one before Id look to here comments on if they look good and healthy. Also how long can I expect for them to start growing. Right now they are in a 2.5 inch pot.


Im very excited to have my first VFT plant
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By Matt
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Joined:  Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Hello gabescott and welcome to FlytrapCare!

Many congratulations on your first VFT! It's a little light starved right now and the soil (sphagnum moss) looks a bit dry, but give it some distilled water and gradually introduce it to sunlight and it should do well this summer.
By kittyklaws
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Joined:  Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:13 am
Congrats on the new plant! Good luck! :D
By 95slvrZ28
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Joined:  Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:00 pm

It would also benefit that plant if you pulled it out of the cube it's living in. High humidity isn't a requirement for VFTs and it will complicate growing it.
By gabescott
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Joined:  Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:02 pm
Thanks guys Ill go ahead and follow the advice Ive been giving
By Pickles6
Posts:  160
Joined:  Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:50 pm
Congrats! Make sure you give it some water. The soil looks pretty dry.
By English Springer
Posts:  705
Joined:  Wed May 06, 2009 1:08 am
Hi and welcome to the site!

Listen to the advice you have been given and relax and enjoy your plant--They are tougher than most people make them out to be if you follow the main rules of taking care of them.

Keep us updated and hope to see you around the boards.

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