FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by

Ask questions about how to grow and care for Venus Flytraps

Moderator: Matt

By Leonardlow
Posts:  15
Joined:  Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:16 pm
Hi may I know why is my VFT crown partially darken ? Is that something to do with the water or insect that I fed ? I fed some black ant last week about 1/3 of my VFT size. Is my plant sick :? :?
ADF758B0-7EF8-451F-BA3A-E8E1F08A8D28.jpeg (1.95 MiB) Viewed 846 times
8EE9F990-D2E5-43C1-9EC6-177A93F52DD4.jpeg (2.08 MiB) Viewed 846 times
EA85C118-DFAD-45D2-B6E5-692522612AD7.jpeg (1.98 MiB) Viewed 846 times
User avatar
By Joshuamarshall792
Posts:  750
Joined:  Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:55 pm
If you're talking about the trap itself, it is fine, it's 100% normal if you're talking about the rhizome then that Is crown rot to the rhizome

Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk

User avatar
By Apollyon
Posts:  959
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
Appears you're in the opposite hemisphere lol. Plant won't go dormant unless it gets the cues from nature or you change your indoor environment. If it is basking in outdoor sunlight it will do its thing when the time is right. Indoor growing (successfully) is a little more complicated but there is a lot of info (a lot of it on this forum) out there. The plant may not have agreed with the insect but honestly it doesn't look like anything to worry about. Traps naturally die off and regrow throughout its lifespan. If the trap gets triggered enough then it'll die back once it has served it purpose.
Leonardlow, Matt, MikeB and 1 others liked this
Hello everyone!

Welcome !

Most of the ends seem to be dead, so I cut them of[…]

Foliar feeding

Can you give an example of the type of finer mi[…]

Hi newish here need help

Hi ive had a collection for about 2 years. America[…]

Help me!

if you're feeding it dead insects like the dried c[…]

I apologize i cant keep up with all these forums. […]

D.spatulata from seedbanks

Well noted! Thanks all, only part now is the al[…]

D. Squamosa

Rarexoticseeds (not rareexotic) will sometimes sel[…]

Support the community - Shop at!