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By baja221
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my flytrap came with a plastic cover over the pot should i leave this on? or would it be better to take it off?
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By Matt
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You should take it off. Keeping the humidity artificially high with something like your plastic cover provides perfect conditions for mold, which can kill your plant. If you take off the plastic cover, you might notice some of the leaves getting burned from the lower humidity, but your plant will soon grow new ones.

I live in Boulder, CO where the humidity is pretty low (usually less than 30%) and I grow all of my plants outside year round. They thrive in the low humidity conditions. You can see photos of them here: ... Color.html

Be sure to read the articles on watering and sunlight for your new plant. In summary, VFTs need at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight every day and they should only be watered with distilled water, rain water or reverse osmosis water.
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By Carl
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I would agree with Matt but for future advice it might help to have your location on your profile.

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Doesn't look like he was back anyway
By baja221
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thanks for the advise. i am located in san luis obispo California if that helps any.

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