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By Jackhw220
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It was a really hot day and quite sunny 2 days ago it was about 22°c and sunny all day and the heads on my vft have started to go black on all of them I really don’t know what is happeningImage


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Jackhw220 wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:46 am It was a really hot day and quite sunny 2 days ago it was about 22°c and sunny all day and the heads on my vft have started to go black on all of them I really don’t know what is happeningImage


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22 C is not hot. What kind of water are you watering them with? How deep is the water level in the water tray? Did you acclimate them to full Sun GRADUALLY or just stick them out in full Sun?
By Jackhw220
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tommyr wrote:
Jackhw220 wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:46 am It was a really hot day and quite sunny 2 days ago it was about 22°c and sunny all day and the heads on my vft have started to go black on all of them I really don’t know what is happeningImage


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22 C is not hot. What kind of water are you watering them with? How deep is the water level in the water tray? Did you acclimate them to full Sun GRADUALLY or just stick them out in full Sun?
I’m watering with rainwater and I let them acclimate to sun and water isn’t deep at all


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By Jackhw220
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Panman wrote:To me it looks like it has been kept too wet. How deep is the pot it is in, and how much water?
The pot is quite deep and it has been watered for the first time in 3 days today


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By Panman
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Quite deep and water not deep at all won't help. A picture from the side showing the depth of the pot, the soil level, and the water level would. Or at least the measurements of that. Flytraps have roots that are at least 5 inches long and don't like to have those roots sitting in water for a long period.
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By MikeB
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Venus flytraps like to have "wet feet". If the pot is 12 centimeters tall, I wouldn't let the water be more than 3 centimeters deep. Let the water in the saucer run dry, then water from the top again until it drains through the pot and puts another 2-3 cm in the saucer.
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By MikeB
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Panman wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 5:56 pm Do you mean don't like to have wet feet?
Do, as in "a shallow puddle of water", as opposed to "up to their waists in water". I see people setting their plant pots in water that's 1/2 to 3/4 of the pot's height, and that's way too deep.

Wet feet, then (more-or-less) dry feet on damp ground, then back to wet feet.
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