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Black Leaves

by cowcowdude » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:22 pm

My Venus Fly Trap seemed to be doing pretty well for the past few days, until i noticed that one of its brand new summer leaves started turning black. I know its normal for leaves to turn black and die after the consumption of prey. But this one haven't even opened up yet. What's going on with my plant?

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Re: Black Leaves

by Carl » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:24 am

What’s your weather been like the last few days? I sometimes find in VERY sunny and hot days my plants can get a little sun burnt and turn new developing traps black.

Also have you moving the location of the plant or changed any other the plant condition (Water, repoting Ect..Ect.....)

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Re: Black Leaves

by Matt » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:56 pm

I agree with mlvc2002. I have noticed that sometimes the traps turn black and die before they even have a chance to mature if the plant gets sunburned or if the plant is a little stressed, like when it comes into a new environment. Also, I think that I have correlated this with when the plant is flowering. It seems to me that if the plant is flowering, this creates enough stress that sometimes the traps don't fully develop.
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Re: Black Leaves

by cowcowdude » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:00 pm

You're probably right, it has been extremely sunny and hot for the past few days. What do you suggest me do about it. Should i move it to a shadier location?

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Re: Black Leaves

by WORMSS » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:28 am

England is shadier :D
ow, you mean move the plant ;) hehe
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Re: Black Leaves

by Matt » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:48 am

cowcowdude wrote:You're probably right, it has been extremely sunny and hot for the past few days. What do you suggest me do about it. Should i move it to a shadier location?

Yeah, perhaps put it somewhere that is shaded during the hottest hours of the day.
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Re: Black Leaves

by Timmy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:18 pm

Feed two heads a year. That will suffice.
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