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By OhGreatOne
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My flytraps have been getting 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day (around 80°F). Does the red pigmentation indicate sun damage? If you look you can see it at the base of the plant and inside the trap of my alien.
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By Callum
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Joined:  Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:19 am
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Nice plant! Red pigmentation inside the traps don't indicate sun damage. From my experience with this cultivar, this is completely normal when it is outdoors in direct sunlight.
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By OhGreatOne
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Awesome! Should I be worried about the red pigmentation at the base of the leaves though?
By Callum
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#359255
The red pigmentation on the base of the leaves happens when the rhizome is exposed to the sun. I don't think this damages the plant, unless it got severely sunburnt.
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