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By delinquent365
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Joined:  Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:14 pm
I recently just bought a VFT from a local greenhouse, and i am interested in having a different type.. i would eventually like to have a small VFT garden :P... anyone in the area who can hook me up? or know of someone who sells or has seeds/babies.... any info is greatly appreciated! thanks!
By Siena
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Joined:  Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:53 pm
Hi and wlecome! Your picture appears to have not loaded. The flytrapstore is a great resource for vfts, and the following post has a great list of online suppliers that you could order from. :)
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By delinquent365
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Joined:  Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:14 pm
how do they look? i have a feeling one is dieing :( any pointers? help? when will this guy go into dormancy? will dormancy save them if they are infact.. dying? i don't want them to die! so please any help is appreciated!!
By delinquent365
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Joined:  Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:14 pm
i will take a picture tonight, but yes i read all the basics i keep them at the same temperature they get sunlight everyday they just recently started to look weak and some of the leaves bend down right where the trap is. just worried. when should they start to flower and what not? i assumed it was around october.. because i am new to this i just want to be aware of what to expect ahah.
By Siena
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Joined:  Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:53 pm
Your plants look great! How many hours of direct sunlight and indirect sunlight do they get? They may not be getting enough, and it appears you have them in long-fibered spaghum moss, which is a great medium to grow them in, however it does dry out faster, your leaves might be limp from underwatering, how often do you water, and do you top water or bottom water?
VFTs tend to flower earlier in the summer, and a lot of growers actually cut the flower off because it takes a lot out of the plant. here is a link to more info on that:

Also, at this time of year, depending on where you live, should start entering dormancy
By ShannonL
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Joined:  Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:25 pm
WOW your fly traps look great, I'm brand new at this as well so am no expertly any stretch but I can tell you your plants look way better than my lil guy. Keep up the good work
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