FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Say hello and tell everyone a bit about yourself.

Moderator: Matt

By Eli
Posts:  5
Joined:  Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:14 pm
#369468
Hey Everyone
I recently got a VFT for my birthday, I’ve already done some research myself about these fascinating plants but I’d appreciate some advice from experienced owners as I’m very new to this. First of all, it’s about that time of year where it gets cold here in East Tennessee... I’ve set up my plant according to what little I’ve read, it’s sitting next to my window that faces SE. A few of the traps appear to have died, I’m aware that this is a normal part of the dormancy process but I’m no expert so I’m open to anyone’s thoughts. Does my plant look healthy to everyone?
Thank you
Attachments:
image.jpg
image.jpg (2.83 MiB) Viewed 3228 times
By jose
Posts:  142
Joined:  Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:18 pm
#369507
Hello : )
By uxleumas
Posts:  388
Joined:  Thu May 07, 2020 5:30 pm
#369525
Hello!
plant looks healthy, but i really think that it could use more light. if you do choose to give it more light increase the ammount it gets slowly. it is nearing dormancy time so when that happens you can put it in a zip-loc bag and put it in the fridge. check every week to make sure there's not mold. use sulfur-based fungicide if there is mold. you really don't need all that water in the bin, just make sure the moss is damp/wet. i suggest checking out some other fourm posts and stuff.
User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  967
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#369533
Hello and welcome! I think ChefDean keeps his stuff outside year-round (He lives in TN). Major thing to avoid is just consistent freezing. Personally not a fan of the net pots with the moss. It just burns through water. Net pots in general are pretty good for root systems though (particularly with rammification in bonsai trees). VFTs it isn't really necessary though. I agree, it definitely doesn't need that much water, especially with LFS. Indoors it's not really evaporating to the degree that you'd need to water like that. If it sits in pools of water for long periods of time it's more prone to rot inside (I've had that happen). It'd no doubt do better outside but if you're set on keeping it indoors for a while then cut back on the watering. I think I saw the video where the guy recommended that. It's really not a good idea. The plant won't utilize the water because it's getting indirect sunlight so it doesn't have the need to absorb tons of water. I'd let it ride in the pot it's in for now but I'd change it over in March before the spring hits. Right before they come out of dormancy.
By Eli
Posts:  5
Joined:  Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:14 pm
#369569
Thanks Everyone!
The fridge method interests me, I watched a YouTube tutorial and another one detailed out step-by-step on this forum. Thanks for letting me know about the water.👍 Only thing now is to get that Sulfur-based fungicide... So I plan on trimming off the dead leaves and using a small Tupperware container with the sphagnum and the fungicide for the winter. I’m going to post again showing what I did... The only thing I’m not really sure about here is should I wait a period of time before doing this or is there some kind of indication other than a few dead traps for dormancy that should let me know they are ready for this?
I really appreciate all of your replies!🙂
User avatar
By evenwind
Location: 
Posts:  1121
Joined:  Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:16 pm
#369572
@Eli, One suggestion. Before you get the sulfur-based fungicide, use the forum's "advanced search" function and look for "cinnamon". It's not as strong as commercial fungicides but it's a lot nicer to have in your refrigerator.
Eli liked this
By Eli
Posts:  5
Joined:  Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:14 pm
#369603
Thank you!
By Typedull
Posts:  7
Joined:  Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:38 am
#369841
Hello everybody, I just recently got into collecting and caring for CPs. I have quite a few of CPs in my collection now and I got my first a little over a month ago!
Attachments:
IMG_20201201_171402221.jpg
IMG_20201201_171402221.jpg (2.96 MiB) Viewed 2834 times
IMG_20201201_171357370.jpg
IMG_20201201_171357370.jpg (2.98 MiB) Viewed 2834 times
IMG_20201201_171350946.jpg
IMG_20201201_171350946.jpg (3.2 MiB) Viewed 2834 times
IMG_20201201_171344267.jpg
IMG_20201201_171344267.jpg (2.89 MiB) Viewed 2834 times
IMG_20201201_171339705.jpg
IMG_20201201_171339705.jpg (3.16 MiB) Viewed 2834 times
Eli liked this
By Eli
Posts:  5
Joined:  Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:14 pm
#370015
Ok so I made fungicide by steeping and filtering cinnamon with distilled water and put it into a spray bottle. I sprayed down the plants and have put them in the fridge for dormancy...
Attachments:
image.jpg
image.jpg (1.8 MiB) Viewed 2644 times
image.jpg
image.jpg (3.06 MiB) Viewed 2644 times
0CC68001-8625-4CFD-A356-382BDF92F5F4.jpeg
0CC68001-8625-4CFD-A356-382BDF92F5F4.jpeg (2.49 MiB) Viewed 2644 times
User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  967
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#370016
That's pretty clever. I'd like to hear how it does. Post an update later on if you remember,

I'm not an expert on fridge dormancy by any means but is the media supposed to be that wet?
User avatar
By Fuggle
Location: 
Posts:  29
Joined:  Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 pm
#370025
Eli wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:31 pm Hey Everyone...
Does my plant look healthy to everyone?
Thank you
Hi Eli, welcome to the group mate. You might want to consider not standing your pot in a pool of water as it can rot the roots. If you want water in the bottom, you should get some small pebbles (maybe around a cm or so in size) enough to fill a saucer or whatever you're using for a base (what you're using looks good, fill it around half way) then pour water on the pebbles to just under the top pebbles. Stand your pot on the pebbles and it'll help by creating humidity.
User avatar
By evenwind
Location: 
Posts:  1121
Joined:  Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:16 pm
#370036
Eli wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:23 am Ok so I made fungicide by steeping and filtering cinnamon with distilled water and put it into a spray bottle. I sprayed down the plants and have put them in the fridge for dormancy...
Looks good. Just remember to check them periodically.
By Eli
Posts:  5
Joined:  Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:14 pm
#370657
Apollyon wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:29 am That's pretty clever. I'd like to hear how it does. Post an update later on if you remember,

I'm not an expert on fridge dormancy by any means but is the media supposed to be that wet?
Well, I was thinking about that and I felt it, it didn’t feel really wet just damp so I figured it was ok, I’ve checked them a few times and they appeared to be fine.
Apollyon liked this
Drosera Burmannii?

Ever find out what it is?

MrMiker77 *Extended* grow list

B-52 flytraps WIP Slim Snapper flytraps Sarraceni[…]

Can I get D. Filiformis for my bonus? Thanks Dean

MrMikers77 grow list

B-52 flytraps WIP Slim Snapper flytraps Sarraceni[…]

A Brief Intro =]

HI all! I've always enjoyed growing fruits and veg[…]

I am buying some more Nepenthes soon. Hope they'll[…]

Wone's Grow List

Impressive collection of flytraps! I've never ev[…]

D.spatulata from seedbanks

Do not let it dry out. I just kept it a bit dryer […]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!