Nikson wrote: ↑Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:38 am
I had a feeling it had something to do with the tissue culture, after reading about it! The colors are so interesting, I think I read in another thread they blast them with a lot of light before they ship them out to get them that way? It's so weird how they're like neon green and the outside and insides of the traps are red!
I think the color spectrum of the light has a lot to do with bringing out the bright-red trap color.
I'll definitely follow your advice on the sun acclimation! Do I always do morning sun until I hit 5 hours of morning sunshine, or just for the first week?
Morning sunshine for the entire acclimation process. The sunlight is less intense during this part of the day, so that makes it easy for the the plants to adapt to it.
After I hit 5 hours of sunshine, am I free to start leaving it completely outside for full sunlight?
My flytraps get sun from dawn until 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and they're happy with that. If your plants are getting late-afternoon sun, keep an eye on them. This sunlight can be very intense, and it might start burning the leaves.
Also, if I can't get morning sun on some days, is it alright to use indirect sunlight in the shade instead?
It isn't sunny on every
morning, so don't worry about it. The idea is to ease the plant into more and more sun. The process is akin to getting a suntan. No one in the right mind plops their butt down in the sun for 6 hours on the first day; that would literally peel the hide right off you. You want to increase your sun exposure day by day to let your skin adjust to the amount of sun.