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By vysebr
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Joined:  Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:42 pm
Hello! I got a venus about a month ago and its been a great experience. I'm a little concerned because the tip of a few new leaves are turning black (photo) I really don't know what is happening. Can someone help me?
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By vysebr
Posts:  5
Joined:  Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:42 pm
It was given to me. The person told me its a special soil called peat moss, if Im not mistaken, and I've been using distilled water. What do you think it could be?
By Fishkeeper
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Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
I'm honestly not sure, but you aren't making the two biggest mistakes; it's in proper soil, and you aren't giving it tap water.

Have you recently moved it into the sun or removed some sort of shade? It might be mildly sunburned.

How wet do you keep it, and does the pot have drainage holes? It looks a bit on the wet side.
By Smooter80
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Joined:  Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:33 pm
You see that a lot with indoor plants that are being kept too wet with not enough light. It also can happen at random in early Spring.

I would guess that more light and keeping the media damp, not wet will clear up the issue. If at all possible, transition the plant to outdoor direct sunlight.
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By vysebr
Posts:  5
Joined:  Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:42 pm
I try to give the plant the most sunlight i can, sometimes i think its not enough because my city (Bogotá) is pretty gray. And when we have sun it tends to be a bit harsh. Do you guys recommend artificial light?

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