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    Yea, I just bought a butterwort from franks nursery. I was wondering what is the proper way to water them, do they need the plastic cover that came with them to remain on like my sundew? Or can I just fill the tray hes sitting on with distilled? Oh and about feeding him bugs and stuff? I just set a bug onto the leaf right? Oh yea, and its sending up a long flower stalk too, should I cut it off? I need all the info possible on butterworts, thanks a ton.
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    Check out the plant care section of **********. The link is at the top of this page.
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    I did, it doesnt tell me much about how to properly care for the butterwort though. I did set it in a inch of water, but I have no dome available for it, and its looking okay...but tommorow I think its gonna start wilting if I dont help it today. Its leaves arent dewy at all, theres not much air circulation up on the window however, but theres like no humidity, my sundew is only surviving because it has a cup over it. Help guys! Any suggestions?



    Thats one of the pictures, heres another one from a different view.



    So, should I cut off the flower? Or?
    "That guy looks like pant food, toooo meeee"
    -Little shop of horrors.

    "Now, this thing smells like ****!"
    -College proffeser smelling my corpse plant.
    ^Just thought id put that in there, it was pretty funny when he said it.

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    Your Ping looks like P. primuliflora so you can keep it wetter than you are doing. They like to be really wet, with the water level with the soil surface sometimes. Don't give it too much light, light shade or dappled sun. A high water table will help the humidity around the plant too. Don't cut the flowers off, enjoy them.

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    Alright, so basically I should flood it with water?
    "That guy looks like pant food, toooo meeee"
    -Little shop of horrors.

    "Now, this thing smells like ****!"
    -College proffeser smelling my corpse plant.
    ^Just thought id put that in there, it was pretty funny when he said it.

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    I just filled up the tray as full as it can go, thats as much as I can do.
    "That guy looks like pant food, toooo meeee"
    -Little shop of horrors.

    "Now, this thing smells like ****!"
    -College proffeser smelling my corpse plant.
    ^Just thought id put that in there, it was pretty funny when he said it.

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    Nice Pinguicula Primulaflora!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] just keep on filling the tray to keep it at a constant full!!! To set seed in the flower, just get a toothpick, get some pollen from the anthers in the back of the flower, and put it on the stigma in the front. I recently did the same! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Thanks man! Hopefully all this water im giving it will nurse it back to health! I hope to see improvements tommorow before I have to go to work. Now, about the leaves, how come there not dewy at all?
    "That guy looks like pant food, toooo meeee"
    -Little shop of horrors.

    "Now, this thing smells like ****!"
    -College proffeser smelling my corpse plant.
    ^Just thought id put that in there, it was pretty funny when he said it.

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