- Mon May 18, 2020 8:01 pm
In my experience, proper conditions (aka plenty of direct sunlight, the right kind of water and soil and a pot big enough for their roots to stretch out and grow) are the keys to abundant vegetative propagation. Oh, and another key thing. Leaving the plant in peace for long periods of time. A yearly or every other year refreshing of the soil is about it for that unless it's a dire emergency. As for food, the plant will catch all the prey it needs if left to it's own devices outside.
You don't live too far off from me, so I'm pretty safe in assuming you can leave your plants in a sunny place outside all year round. It's what I do. This allows my flytraps to "rest" over the winter and become refreshed and ready to go come spring. I leave my pots next to the house just to give them extra insurance not to freeze too much.
I use my tap water to water because luckily it's naturally low in minerals. Last I checked with my handy TDS meter, it was 39ppm. My plants seem to do well on it. I don't know what your tap water is like, but buying a TDS meter off of Amazon will help with that. They are only $10 or so, $15 for the more "high end" models.
Just keep by these simple growing guidelines and your plants will be dividing so fast you'll think they're part rabbit!
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