Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:20 pm
Last summer I had 2 flytraps that would not close due to either the extreme heat(I live in Arizona with 95+ temperatures) or that I was over watering them too much, or the flytraps were lacking direct sunlight. The flytraps would either not close at all or very slowly.
In March I ordered a Bimbo flytrap from flytrapstore that is very healthy and growing well. Since it has been cooler I am able to give my plants 8+ hours of direct sunlight a day, I always use filtered water and making sure that I am not overwatering. About a week or two ago I noticed that the Bimbo was growing a flower stalk so yesterday I finally cut if off. For the heck of it I wanted to test one of the Bimbo flytraps to see if it would close and at first it would not at all, but then finally it started to close very slowly.
I know that when there are flower stalks growing they take tons of energy from the flytrap. I was wondering if it is possible that this could be why the flytrap on the Bimbo was closing so slowly? One thing to note is that it has been unusually hot here in Arizona for being April. There has been at least a week or two of temperatures being 95+ and even one day got up to 98 degrees! lol... So this could also be why the traps are closing so slowly.
I know in that old post that I put above, some think that it is because of the flower stalk while others said that the traps can close just fine with the plant flowering, and in my situation obviously this is not due to being in a hardware store and being closed too many times.
But anyways, I have attached a picture of the plant, and I just found it all to be quite interesting and wanted to see what others thought about all of this!