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By cowcowdude
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#166
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?

Cj
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By Carl
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#167
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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By Matt
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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.
By cowcowdude
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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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By WORMSS
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#171
England is shadier :D
ow, you mean move the plant ;) hehe
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By Matt
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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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Feed two heads a year. That will suffice.
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