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By Whervore
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Hi all. I'm newbie. I have just started trying to grow Venus Flytraps. I will have lots of questions.
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By Intheswamp
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Welcome to the zoo!
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By Caroline
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Hello! I am new also! I just found this website today. My first Venus flytrap should be here in a few days, but I just recently purchased a cape sundew. I am hoping to find some good advice, tips, and answers on here as well!
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By Intheswamp
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Use rain water or distilled water only.
Get a TDS meter.
Use NO Miracl-Gro products! ZERO!!!
Use zero fertilizer.
Use plastic pots.
50:50 mix of peat moss and perlite is good.
Don’t use Mosser products.
Hoffman make sales pretty good peat moss in smaller bags.

Capes like bright light and cool temperatures.
Flytraps need full sun and warm temps.
Any plant needs gradual acclimation to full sun.
Capes need no dormancy. Flytraps do.
Capes like it nice and moist. Tray/saucer watering works well.
Flytraps like it drier…maybe only 1/2” of water in their tray/saucer.
Let water dry in saucer before rewatering but do not let grow mix dry out!

We’ll, that’s some tips…right or wrong. :mrgreen:
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