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By Meowie
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Hello everyone :)

I got this Venus fly trap on sept

I been taking care of him

Here are the photos :)

Please let me know if he is healthy or not

If u ask me….. I think he might be light deprived but I’m not sure
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By Panman
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It does look like it could use more light. It is hard to tell from the pictures. The soil does look too wet. It should be kept wet but not soggy.
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By Meowie
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Panman wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:35 am It does look like it could use more light. It is hard to tell from the pictures. The soil does look too wet. It should be kept wet but not soggy.
Thank you! I’ll fix that ASAP!

I’ll also fix the soil water!
Really appreciate your feedback!
Thank you :)
By Meowie
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MaxVft wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:39 pm Seconding @Panman.

Also, what soil are you using? Looks way too peaty for flytraps.
Currently it’s the one that it came in

But I am planning to repot using this soil

https://www.amazon.ca/Pothos-Air-Cleani ... il&sr=8-13

Do you guys think this is good soil?

Also should I repot? Or should I wait for dormancy

Really appreciate your feedback!
Thank you :)
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By MaxVft
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Meowie wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:06 am
MaxVft wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:39 pm Seconding @Panman.

Also, what soil are you using? Looks way too peaty for flytraps.
Currently it’s the one that it came in

But I am planning to repot using this soil

https://www.amazon.ca/Pothos-Air-Cleani ... il&sr=8-13

Do you guys think this is good soil?

Also should I repot? Or should I wait for dormancy

Really appreciate your feedback!
Thank you :)
That type of soil will not work, you would need to get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Supermoss-Nurser ... NrPXRydWU=
You don't have to get that big of a bale but it's the best deal for what's in it. The other soil won't work because Flytraps are not air-cleaning plants, they are carnivorous plants and require FERTILIZER FREE peat/perlite and/or Long fiberfill sphagnum moss(mentioned above)and DISTILLED WATER Any other water/soil will kill your plant in a matter of weeks, perhaps a few days for your plant to start blackening.
For more info on how to grow your Flytrap I highly recommend visiting www.flytrapcare.com .

PS you should definitely repot, the soil it came in is likely potting soil and unsuitable for your plant.
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By Meowie
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MaxVft wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:53 pm
Meowie wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:06 am
MaxVft wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:39 pm Seconding @Panman.

Also, what soil are you using? Looks way too peaty for flytraps.
Currently it’s the one that it came in

But I am planning to repot using this soil

https://www.amazon.ca/Pothos-Air-Cleani ... il&sr=8-13

Do you guys think this is good soil?

Also should I repot? Or should I wait for dormancy

Really appreciate your feedback!
Thank you :)
That type of soil will not work, you would need to get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Supermoss-Nurser ... NrPXRydWU=
You don't have to get that big of a bale but it's the best deal for what's in it. The other soil won't work because Flytraps are not air-cleaning plants, they are carnivorous plants and require FERTILIZER FREE peat/perlite and/or Long fiberfill sphagnum moss(mentioned above)and DISTILLED WATER Any other water/soil will kill your plant in a matter of weeks, perhaps a few days for your plant to start blackening.
For more info on how to grow your Flytrap I highly recommend visiting www.flytrapcare.com .

PS you should definitely repot, the soil it came in is likely potting soil and unsuitable for your plant.
Thank you so much!
I need to fix those issues ASAP!

I really appreciate the help!
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By Meowie
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thepitchergrower wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:11 am I agree with MaxVft, the soil contains too much fertilizer. You can also use a mixture of peat moss and silica sand
I agree too!

Thank you so much!

I’ll get that started ASAP!
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By CPhunter101
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I've used this combo of perlite and sphagnum moss with great success.
These two soil ingredients have 0% fertilizer and are great for CPs.
https://www.amazon.com/Sun-Gro-Horticul ... be384024ef
https://www.amazon.com/Sun-Bulb-50450-B ... 834&sr=8-2
By thepitchergrower
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Meowie wrote:Hi guys it’s so hard to find soil because there so much

https://www.amazon.ca/HOLLANDBASICS-Sph ... NrPXRydWU=

I found this

Can this be applicable?

The problem with buying premixed soil mixes like this one, is that they usually don't tell you if the mix has been fertilized. As CPhunter101 says, it might be better to buy the ingredients seperately.
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By Meowie
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Guys I had this artificial light where it gives red light and it doesn’t get very hot

Do you think that is burning my plant?

Here is a pic

I’m a little worried
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By Meowie
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Guys is this peat moss ok?
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By Panman
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It looks like it should be okay. It doesn't list any additives and I don't see any of the fertilizer balls in the picture.
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