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By Joshuamarshall792
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I just received this baby in the mail today, and it has no dome, no humidity, it is healthy as could be, it has been out in my room and it isn't wilting at all, nor is it showing any signs of stress! Tell me if I need to do anything now, I don't know what I've could of possibly done wrong, but, this is my best friend, his name is selten (it means "rare" in German) but here you go:Image

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By Artchic528
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Flytraps really aren't an indoor plant. They require the various changes in temperature, daylight, and humidity throughout the seasons to be happy and healthy. Plus they have to be able to go dormant in winter to rest and regain energy for the growing season ahead.

I know that it's smack dab in the middle of winter in the northern hemisphere (which is where I assume you are located), and the temperatures may or may not be too cold for Seltin to survive. Therefor sticking it outside right now might not be an option.

Your best bet, if you live in an area that gets a hard freeze in winter, is to grow it under a proper light until the Spring Thaw. I'm growing my seedlings under a CFL bulb myself until about mid March. By then my area (Southern NC) will be warm enough for even seedlings to flourish outside.

You can get CFL's at Lowe's or Home Depot (if you live in the US) or most any hardware store. Just make sure that the bulb is close enough to the plant to give it proper lighting, but not so close as to burn the plant. Then, when Spring comes and it's no longer freezing out at night, you can find a nice sunny spot for Seltin to grow.
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By Joshuamarshall792
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Thank you very much, I really appreciate you and you're time, take care of your bug eating babies, I will do what you said, again, thank you very much

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By Joshuamarshall792
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Artchic528 wrote:Flytraps really aren't an indoor plant. They require the various changes in temperature, daylight, and humidity throughout the seasons to be happy and healthy. Plus they have to be able to go dormant in winter to rest and regain energy for the growing season ahead.

I know that it's smack dab in the middle of winter in the northern hemisphere (which is where I assume you are located), and the temperatures may or may not be too cold for Seltin to survive. Therefor sticking it outside right now might not be an option.

Your best bet, if you live in an area that gets a hard freeze in winter, is to grow it under a proper light until the Spring Thaw. I'm growing my seedlings under a CFL bulb myself until about mid March. By then my area (Southern NC) will be warm enough for even seedlings to flourish outside.

You can get CFL's at Lowe's or Home Depot (if you live in the US) or most any hardware store. Just make sure that the bulb is close enough to the plant to give it proper lighting, but not so close as to burn the plant. Then, when Spring comes and it's no longer freezing out at night, you can find a nice sunny spot for Seltin to grow.
You have made my day, because nobody else is nicer than you, bless you, I hope your plants have the best of luck, oh yeah and I got these instructions in the mail with selten, I don't think this is accurate at all, but it said kids sand box sand is perfect for vftsImage

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By Artchic528
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Yeah, I've been told that pool filter sand is a more viable option.
By steve booth
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The pot is small and will go from wet to dry fairly quickly, I would repot in spring, or sooner if you grow it under lights through this winter. Put it outside in spring being careful to acclimate it to sun and temperature.

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By Joshuamarshall792
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I don't have any potting media and I'm not able to buy any because I don't get paid for awhile, selten my plant did not come with a pot, so I had only one pot available and that's it and the plant didn't come with enough media for a pot that is a little bit bigger, because, again, it didn't come with enough media, unless you can send me some, because I don't have a driver's license, this is kinda tough, I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere of options. Oh and here is selten today in the morning, he is doing very well, no wilting or issues yet!ImageImage

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By Joshuamarshall792
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Well.... I got paid and bought some potting media and potted selten in a waaaaay bigger pot than the old one:ImageImageImage



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By tmcdivitt2002
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Well it looks like all the traps are closed and it may be do to shipping but for the future only close one trap a week. Lots of sun and distilled water and you will have a very healthy plant.
By DTDream18
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Your plant looks great. Nice and healthy. And loving it's new home. May I ask where you got it ? And is it a specific cultivar.
By omnipercp15
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It looks like you used spaghnum moss, which is good.

But if you ever get to the point where you will use peat moss and something else, just make sure you do not use anything that has fertilizers in it, including do not use regular potting soil.

Other than the soil, just water with the appropriate water also, such as rain, distilled water, or Reverse Osmosis water.

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