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By stevelau1911
Posts:  175
Joined:  Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:53 am
#201576
On my big dcxl which happened to only have about 3 inches of depth on the soil, I noticed that the bottom 2 old traps which no longer have heads turning black. I am guessing that this may be a drainage problem so I added another 4 inches of soil in order to give it better drainage.

Could this simply be older traps sacrificing energy for newer traps? This is the first time I've seen it happen. Those 2 old traps have also stayed closed for 3-4 weeks already so I assume they will never open back up.

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By LAKJP
Posts:  880
Joined:  Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:16 pm
#201578
Yes, it's completely normal for old leaves to die to free up some space for new growth. Your DC XL looks very healthy after all, and the repotting was a good idea as it will grow bigger!
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