My first mistake was I cut off all the leaves, thinking them useless without traps that had blackened...i even remember thinking "wonder if it needs these leaves anyway..." the ocd got a hold of me and I snipped. I also made substrate errors... nothing too crazy, just bad quality lfs.
Also I let them sit in (distilled) water for extended periods of time. Its weird how many sources say to do this. All these mistakes were happening simultaneously, which shocked the hell out of the poor little thing.
I half-assed the research tbh and I regretted it.
Sometime during this process, I go to Home Depot to see if they have any typicals because I remembered seeing them there before...and yep they sure do. So I pick out 2 and that way I have something to look at while I heal my brother's plant. Plus i know I will give it back to him one day then I wouldn't have none for me
Well when I got those 2 I was still in the over- watering phase and I didn't acclimate them, I just threw them outside into the sunlight. Still being soaked the whole time.
Also by this time i ordered a b52 adult from predatoryplants (I'm in too deep now, my brother says)
Ok so, finally a light bulb went off in my head last week, I said to myself "Where do i go when I need to find people who are like-minded and resourceful about specific topics? Duh the forums!" Then I thought "Ok so now there must be a good forum for flytrap enthusiasts, right?"
Low and behold a flippin vft info heaven done popped up in my search! Now I'm getting lost in this site and so much that I'm reading makes sense too. I figured out most of my issues by reading the flytrapcare links, but also by seeing the advice given to others as well.
So now I know a repot is necessary, and better lfs, started looking on Amazon then thought "maybe I should support the site where I got all the correct info from..."
So now I'm patiently awaiting my fts order of 10 square white pots, large nzplfs.....and fts flaming lips (i couldn't resist getting at least 1)
So onto pictures
This is what it looked like when I got it
And when I got the typs, before I knew clay was a no no
All 3 after bad conditions, before b52 arrived
Finally!!!....(except at this point I found fts and now I know it would be better to order better materials, which I did) this picture was taken earlier today. As were the ones below.
Little guy repotted in leftover moss from b52, i could only fill little over half the tiny pot, i wrapped the rhizome good i think and im checking the moisture constantly
Lost quite a few traps since i got it but starting to bounce back. Also i cut flower stalk a cpl weeks ago when I noticed it. That might another* reason why it's slow growing. Fed it a tiny worm i found while repotting something else.
Typical #2 Growing good, I think just getting used to drier conditions and more sun.
Keep in mind all will be repotted once my order arrives...i bought the stuff, watched the taco video, im ready to roll!
Thanks for taking the time to read my lengthy post
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