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By Benny
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As much as I hate admitting defeat, I may be close to it.
I got my flytraps around Christmas time and they were not dormant. They produced flower stalks shortly after and I cut them and planted them around early February. All seems swell but then the Flytraps stopped making new traps. It is planted in LFSM. The rest of the plant looks perfectly fine and has now been gaining red inside the traps because of the light. I have done a significant amount of research but nothing really answers this. I don't know if it is related to the stalk cuttings or if I just messed it all up. If you need pics, just let me know but it just looks like a normal plant not growing.
Thanks to all who reply!
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By sanguinearocks101
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If you have replanted it, moved it to a new place, or accidentally watered it with tap water then that may be the reason. It could also be going into dormancy late and it will speed back up in the summer.
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By Benny
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Sorry about the lighting. And I was worried about dormancy as well, but I am not sure it's in dormancy. There was a period were it's traps didn't close but that only lasted a week (I upped the light amount). All the traps were green when it lacked light, but many have gotten red in their traps. I have only used distilled water as well, so that isn't the issue.
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By Benny
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Didn't think it was an issue but is uncovering it a good idea? I thought maybe the extra moisture would help it after I cut the stalk. And by judging the speed of growth when I originally got it, it has stopped.
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By Joshuamarshall792
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Wait! Do you mean a terrarium like covering, that is really BAD for fly traps and will kill it very quick

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By Benny
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No! Sorry, I mean't the LFSM
By Fly Trap Hunter
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I would cover the fly traps white rhizome up to the bottom of the fly trap leaves. I wouldn't cover the top with moss. I would let the leaves get as much sunlight as possible.
Also if the temperature isn't above 80F and you are concerned about the fly trap drying out, I wouldn't leave it sitting in a bowl of water. If its not above 80F, you can let your fly traps completely dry out before watering. To me, it looks like the new trap on the newest growth is turning black. that's definitely a sign of overwatering. overwatering will make it rot. just don't use the water tray and don't cover the top of the fly trap with soil.
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By Benny
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Thank you all!! I will water it less as well as uncover those leaves and see how it goes.
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By Matt
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Your flytrap is far from dead. It looks very healthy, actually!

As others have mentioned, it isn't properly potted as the growth point in the center is covered and should not be. It is also potted a little too deeply in the moss. Otherwise, it looks happy and well cared for!
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By Benny
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Thanks Matt!
By Benny
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Just wanted to post an update. The plants seemed to have divided, and have now resumed new growth. I have no clue what happened, it was like a hiccup in it's growth, but it worked out!! :P I think that uncovering helped, so thanks again to all your guys' help! Photo is a little hard to see did to the morning sunlight.
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