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Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Kjuure » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:12 pm

I’ve had my traps for a year now. I water them every couple days to keep the medium damp and they get sun all day. I am a little concerned however as neither have any traps on their stems but the stems seem to still be alive as they are a full green colour. What I find most interesting is one managed to propagate by itself but those don’t have traps either. Am I giving them too much sun? I’ve heard terracotta pots can leech minerals into the medium, could that be a possible cause? I can give photos if needed.

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Kjuure » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:19 pm

I forgot to mention this began a couple months ago and that I live in Australia so their dormancy period is just beginning.

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Cross » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:24 pm

Can we see a picture?

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Fieldofscreams » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:59 am

Going to need a picture
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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Copper2 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:44 am

Definitely need a picture
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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Kjuure » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:51 am

For whatever reason the pictures were taken upside down on my phone, so i apologize for that.

I think its obvious they aren't in very good condition but i can't figure out what I need to change.

I'm also thinking about repotting so I can clean them up and separate the new smaller flytraps.
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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Cross » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:24 pm

What is in those pots? I'd ditch the terracotta. What are they planted in medium wise?

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by toiletshorts » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:39 pm

yeah agree with Cross, i'd do away with the terracotta. my vft is in a plastic pot with a tray underneath. Also, what are you watering it with? :o I'm sure the Distilled Water Or Rain Water Only spiel is a mantra among vft owners.

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Fieldofscreams » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 pm

Are they grown outside?
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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by boarderlib » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:09 pm

Plastic pot. Those plants are going to keep burning until there is nothing left but a clump of dead leaves

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Kjuure » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:45 pm

The medium is 1:1 peat moss and perlite. I water with distilled water and they are grown outside. I will probably repot them to plastic pots.

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Fieldofscreams » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:53 pm

To me they look like they got too hot.

They don't like hot roots, I found out they really like cold/cool roots. That's why I only use white pots and NZLFSM, keeps the temps way down.

The pot your using isn't helping either.

Actually most plants like cool roots, I will never understand why planter manufacturers make black or dark colored pots.
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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Kjuure » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:38 am

How do i go about lowering the root temps? I live in North Queensland so temperatures can get up to the high 30 degrees Celsius

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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by Fieldofscreams » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:37 am

Use white pots and NZLFSM.

Anything light colored helps tremendously.
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Re: Traps falling off and not regrowing

by _-SphagnumFromHell-_ » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:50 am

Kjuure wrote:I forgot to mention this began a couple months ago and that I live in Australia so their dormancy period is just beginning.


Wait so if the dormant period has just begun where you live then I'd say they're fine and just going dormant.

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