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By sab
Posts:  31
Joined:  Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:10 am
#320109
I give them distilled water. And have placed them under a CFL bulb which is lit more than 12 hours a day.
After I kept it under the bulb , the plant threw out new leaves . but it seems all the leaves are checked by touching don't even close. And older traps are bent outwards .
Am I doing something wrong. Too bad I don't have access to direct sun from my window sills :/

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By Fieldofscreams
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#320110
Those are just old traps, that's what they do when they get old and stop working.

The problem you ultimately have is the plant isn't getting anywhere near enough light.

Can you put them outside?
By sab
Posts:  31
Joined:  Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:10 am
#320113
Fieldofscreams wrote:Those are just old traps, that's what they do when they get old and stop working.

The problem you ultimately have is the plant isn't getting anywhere near enough light.

Can you put them outside?
I live in an apartment on 5th floor and unfortunately have all windows only on one side. Sun is only available in my side of the window during winter season .
Right now its the monsoon here in india :(
By sab
Posts:  31
Joined:  Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:10 am
#320117
sab wrote:
Fieldofscreams wrote:So sunlight is a no go.

How close is the bulb to the plant?
around 8 inches. I am thinking of moving it closer. the bulb is lit pretty much all day
all the new shoots rising are after i kept it near the bulb and the old leaves dying reduced dramatically since keeping it close to bulb
By sab
Posts:  31
Joined:  Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:10 am
#320118
Fieldofscreams wrote:So sunlight is a no go.

How close is the bulb to the plant?
around 8 inches. I am thinking of moving it closer. the bulb is lit pretty much all day
all the new shoots rising are after i kept it near the bulb and the old leaves dying reduced dramatically since keeping it close to bulb

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