ChefDean wrote:My thoughts are that the plant is just catching its breath.
Howevet, you have so many unknowns that it might be a good thing for the plant to give it some knowns.
My suggestions are:
1. Repot into LFSM. The higher quality, the better. New Zealand, Peruvian, or Chilean would be great. Peat/perlite mix if there are no other options.
2. Bigger pot, or at least deeper. VFT's like to stretch their legs.
3. You say you have it on a south facing balcony, but you didn't say what conditions your buddy had it in. It doesn't look like sunburn, but plants can react differently. Maybe give it a little shade, use cardboard or something to block direct light for a week or so after repotting. Give it a minute to adjust.
4. You didn't say where you were, but it's the hottest part of the year in most places. Matt is likely spot on in that it just stalled, possibly due to the heat. He's so smart!
5. Feed the open traps. You cannot overfeed a VFT, so give it all the help you can. Extra nitrogen and phosphorus from even a small bug can help immensely.
This is great insight, along with everyone else! I will 86 it’s tiny pot today. Thank you! So I can try to answer each bullet here.
1. I have some Better-Gro LFSM from lowes I can repot it in. I will probably do that today.
2. I just got bigger pots too. It’s current one is nearly the size of an ice-cube tray plug.
3. I live in Houston, TX. So it does get HOT. Prior to my ownership, it was in my friend’s outdoor garden. He had it in his backyard with other VFT’s on the side of a greenhouse.
One thing worth noting maybe is I did recently have many of my plants on my balcony’s slab pushed up against the railing for maximum sun. I did not consider how HOT the concrete can make my watering trays and plant pots. I noticed that my plants in a hanging planter were much nicer than those sitting on the concrete!
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