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By smschwentner
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Hello! My name is Shanna and I live in Pennsylvania. I just got my little guy back in January, and am looking for information on keeping him happy and healthy!
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By sanguinearocks101
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Welcome to the forums! I got one of those things a while back but I put it in direct sunlight, the gel melted, I tried to transplant it, and it ended up dying. Avoid direct sunlight and hot or cold temperatures. Once it is time to take it out transplant it into a mix safe for carnivorous plants.
By smschwentner
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I got a mix for CPs, and it hasn't been in direct sunlight ever. I am planning on replanting it soon, because it is starting to grow into the gel....the leaves are, and it seems really cramped in there. I just have to find a pot to put it in, and with the whole COVID-19 thing, I don't have many places close to me that are open that I can find something to use.
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By Matt
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Welcome to FlytrapCare! Your Venus flytrap looks like it is ready to put in real soil!!
By smschwentner
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Joined:  Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:05 pm
That is what I thought, I just have to find a pot that isn't WAY too big or way too small. I do not have much of the soil, and what I do have is being shared with my friend for her trap too.
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