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By ACFiber
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Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a VFT about 2 days ago and I am worried that my plant is starting to get dried up or sunburned. I have left it in direct sunlight outside every day since I purchased it. I have very little experience with VFTs. I’ve noticed that the lobes look a bit dry and not organic so I am starting to panic a bit. The plant is now moved inside near my window because I was too worried. Here are some photos of my plant.
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By sanguinearocks101
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It is never a good idea to take a deathcube flytrap, or any vft that is not used to full sun, and stick them out in full sun without transitioning them. I would put it out for 30 minutes, then increase it by 10 minutes a day until you get to an hour and 30 minutes, then you can increase it by 15 a day, when you get to 2hours and 30 minutes you can increase it by 30 minutes a day, finally, when you get to 4 hours you can increase it by 1 hour a day. You can probably adjust them a lot faster than that but I like to stay on the safe side.
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By sanguinearocks101
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ACFiber wrote:Thank you for the tip! :) From the pics you saw of my plant, do you think the same as me? Meaning they're starting to dry up or get burned?
I can see a little bit of light damage, but it did surprisingly well I think, considering it was outside for 2 days.
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By Matt
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That's a very healthy looking flytrap! It'd probably do fine if simply put in full sun but it is always better to slowly introduce as @sanguinearocks101, describes.

Oh, and welcome to FlytrapCare!
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