- Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:37 pm
Well, to start with, they dont look bad at all.
Next, orchid moss isn't the greatest, but, since they're only a week out of the deathcube, and recently repotted, leave them be. The only reason to repot again so soon would be if the orchid moss had any fertilizers added. We'll assume that it doesn't for now, maybe you could check on it and confirm. Expect them to decline a bit as they adapt to a free range life outside the prison of the big box store. They'll recover.
The one is correctly labeled as a Venus Flytrap, the other is incorrectly labeled as an American pitcher plant. It is actually a Nepenthes, a tropical pitcher plant. Likely a ventricosa or a ventrata.
Rain water is actually ideal for these plants, however they both like to keep their roots moist, not swimming. Let the top dry out a bit before adding more water. Later in the Houston summer, you could leave them sitting in a 1/2 inch of rain or distilled water, again letting the top dry out a bit before doing it again. No tap water unless you can confirm that it is less than 50 ppm TDS.
Both will do OK outside. Put the VFT in a spot that receives good AM sunlight until about noon, then shade for the hottest part of the day.
Hang the Nepenthes where it might get only an hour of early morning sunlight, but not much more. Shade all day long will be fine for this plant, but not less than 50°F. If desired, the Nepenthes will do fine hanging in front of an east facing window.
Keep them moist, keep close to those light requirements, let them recover, and they'll come around. And ask questions whenever you have them, you'll find many helpful people here.
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