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By blams
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#361947
See attached pictures! Is this something to worry about?
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By ChefDean
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#361948
It looks like debris that simply got splashed up from aggressive watering, perhaps from the rain. If you can easily remove it without heavy scraping, that's probably what it is.
Otherwise, the plant looks pretty good.
By blams
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#361949
ChefDean wrote:It looks like debris that simply got splashed up from aggressive watering, perhaps from the rain. If you can easily remove it without heavy scraping, that's probably what it is.
Otherwise, the plant looks pretty good.
I do water a LOT. Is that a problem?

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By blams
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#361950
I keep it in a tray of water and water the soil daily with distilled water

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By ChefDean
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#361952
Flytraps don't like wet like Sarrs and dews. If you keep it in a tray, and the top looks dryish, the roots are probably in the Goldilocks zone and happy.
It can go swimming occasionally, but damp to moist is what they prefer.
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By MikeB
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#361954
If you want to stop the splatter, cover the soil with a thin layer of sphagnum moss (like putting pine straw around your bushes).
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By Panman
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#361985
Now Mike, you're tipping your hat that you live in the South. Up North, they don't use pine straw. They use pine bark.
By tommyr
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Bottom water and problem solved. It looks like debris splash.
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