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By Bob
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When I looked at my flytrap today, some of the leaves were eaten and my flytrap is generally looking unhealthy.
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By Bob
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#388493
Also trete are no Visual bugs except for this small, thin, larvae-worm looking thing that I crushed
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By Panman
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That doesn't look like something munched on it to me. The crown of the flytrap looks to be planted way too low and the plant is having to force its way through the soil. In the second picture I can see leaves coming up separated from the main plant by soil. The part of the rhizome where the leaves are attached should be just below the surface of the soil, not any deeper. If it is planted deeper, the plant struggles to get the leaves through the soil and the results are a weak plant.
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By Panman
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A couple of other things that I neglected to check. First, the soil is just peat and perlite, correct? Do either of those have added fertilizer? Second, what are you watering it with? Is it just distilled, RO, or rain water? Third, how long has it been in that pot? Fourth, it looks like a ceramic pot. Is it completely glazed on the inside? And finally, how do you water it? Do you top water or leave it sitting in a tray of water? Any or all of these things can contribute to a deteriorating flytrap. The good news is that it is still early so you should be able to do something to help it.
By Bob
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It’s peat and permit 1/2 no fertilizer, rain water and distilled water (when it’s dry), I recently transplanted it this winter, I top water it and I’m not sure of it’s glazed, but it was the same texture and looks as the outside
By Bob
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Also I removed the dirt surrounding it is this fine?
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By CPhunter101
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Bob wrote:Also the rain water is sorta old, should I replace it?
If the water is contaminated, brown, or realatively dirty looking, you might want to replace it.
I use reverse osmosis water, but you can replace yours with distilled water.
By Bob
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It’s not that bad, I can send a picture
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