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    Just having the pot sit in an open tray of water is enough humidity for VFT's. I'd worry more about the sunlight. Bright, direct sun is best, and if you can, put it in an east or south-facing windowsill. That way it gets nice, bright sun, but not the afternoon heat.

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    Mannex, I don't think the heat is the issue. My outdoor plants, including VFTs, experience about 9 million degrees and, like, 800% humidity every summer and they do righteously.

    As jimscotscoot said, humifity is indeed overrated.
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    I put it outside in direct sunlight and I've been keeping the soil around it wet but it looks like it's not helping, but getting worse. It's even been raining the past couple days so I don't think it's drying out or anything. It's kinda burning brownish now.

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    Sounds as if it was too much light too fast and it is now in shock. Always put plants outside in shade for a couple few days and gradually move them to full sun - especially those that were bought in garden centers and / or have been in the mail for a few days. They are already weakened and need time to recover. Don't worry, we have all done it. Keep us posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JMurphy97 @ May 22 2005,8:46)]Ok thanks to everyone for the help. I will move the tank outside today see how it goes.
    dont take the *tank* outside!
    just the plant itself..
    if you have the plant outside, you dont want or need the tank at all..
    and the tank could be bad..it could cause overheating.
    you plant will be MUCH better off without the tank.
    dont even worry about humidity, its not even an issue where you live.

    put the plant in a tray of water (distilled or rain water only)
    put it in bright sunlight, and it will be golden..

    yes leaves that grew indoors will burn, thats not a problem, as new leaves appear they will be able to take the direct sunlight..

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    what kind of "soil" is it in?
    and what kind of water are you giving it?

    can you post any pictures?
    if not, email me a few and I can post them for you.

    sscotsman@yahoo.com

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    Ok on the bottom I have some perlite. Then I have some peat moss mixed with perlite. Then on top of that I have some long fibered sphagnum moss. I use distilled water to water or whenever it rains it gets some. Maybe it is too hot inside the tank. I was thinking of maybe taking it out and putting it in a little one gallon plastic thing and putting it on a window still. Is it a problem if I don't have it in a water tray but I spray it everyday with a mist bottle?

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    By the way the ratio for peat moss/perlite is 2:1. Should I keep this when I switch it or should I use sand? Let me know what to do to make up the ground for it.

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