- Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:04 pm
It looks okay for just getting it a couple of weeks ago. I'm going to assume that you are in the northern hemisphere so at this point you don't need to worry about dormancy. A few things that will help. First, with that shallow of a pot, you do not want it to sit in a saucer of water. Sitting it in water will likely lead to root rot. You are better off to water it as the top starts to feel a little drier. Second, it looks like the plant is a little too deep in the soil. New growth shouldn't have to push its way through the soil. You want it planted so that just the white part of the rhizome (bulb) is below the soil. Finally, a sunny window will not be enough light long term for a flytrap. It likes at least 4-6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight a day. Finally, remember that there are three things you must have to grow a flytrap:
1. Soil - sphagnum moss or a 50/50 mix of peat/perlite
2. Water - Distilled, RO, or rain water.
3. Light - 4-6 hours of direct sunlight or equivalent. If using indoor lighting you would be upwards of 12 hours of light per day.
The good news is that you are starting early and asking questions. I see no reason that you won't be successful growing a flytrap.
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