I bought a venus fly trap from disney world that started as an offshoot of their plants. If you dont know what this is I'll explain. They transplant a little piece of the plant into a sterile jar that has growing gel in it. I was told to keep in there until it got to the top of the jar. Surprisngly it was in there for over 6 months and it did great! I just transplanted it 2 weeks ago as per their specifications. It said to put it in a pot and cover with a bag for 2 weeks. Again it did great and actually started growing a little offshoot! At this point it was green and vibrant and perky. After 2 weeks it said to poke tiny holes in the bag to allow the plant to get used to the air. I did this about 5 days ago. Since then I have noticed the plant is becoming a little brown and dull looking. It just looks sad. I decided today (5/28) to put a new bag on it without any holes in hopes of saving it (since it did so great in there in the first place).
I just found this website which has sooo much info and I wish I found it sooner. Anyway I have a couple of questions:
1. I planted the fly trap in regular potting soil. I plan on buying the proper growing medium from this site asap. However should I wait to transplant it until it looks healthy again or do so asap to save it?
2. while waiting for the new growing medium is there anything I can do in the mean time to encourage its growth and well-being. I REALLY dont want it die!!!
3. Should I keep it covered with the bag without holes and hope it grows as it was before I poked it with holes?
4. Should i just completely uncover it?
I have also attached a pic for reference.
If anyone has any helpful tips/ tricks/ suggestions on keeping it alive please let me know!
This plant is special to me because it is basically a part of the plant from disney world and I think that is the coolest thing ever!
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