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My first plant Venus fly

by MarkToni48 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:51 pm

I have just brought my first fly trap from amazon it arrived today day but all the traps are closed why is this and will they open???

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Re: My first plant Venus fly

by CpKid » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Congratulations on your first fly trap! Its been a really long time since I've ordered a fly trap online, but they should start opening once it recovers from shipping, if its given sunlight and water.

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Re: My first plant Venus fly

by Cross » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 pm

Hi! Congratulations and welcome! As he said above, they'll reopen. The traps are sensitive. They close during shipping, repotting, children in vicinity(lol) e.t.c. did you get a certain cultivar(b52, king Henry, e.t.c)?

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Re: My first plant Venus fly

by thefic » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:26 pm

Just give it some time to adjust to new conditions.

Sometimes this happens from shipping, too much movement, or being in those cubes from Walmart and Lowe’s.

The ones that I purchased in the cubes usually take a few days after repotting to open up. Some may stay closed and die off. Just a little bit of shipping/repotting stress.

Overall doesn’t seem to have a long term detrimental effect on the plant.

Just repot it and give it some time.

And congrats.

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