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    Does anyone mist their VFTs? I was wondering if this really helps.

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    I don't,not sure if it would really help.



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    No need and if anything, it would just encourage mould and rot.
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    I mist them the last year and they all my plants die, so now i buy a foog maker, i dont mist them, but the humidy is hight always, i hear mist Nepnethes is good, but i only hear it abouth neps, i wont mist my VFT cuz the trap close if water touch them .

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    The VFT habitat isn't especially humid.

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    Keeping the humidity high for VFT is overrated, they aren't tropical plants. They should be getting as much light as possible. Besides, if they are getting a lot of sun, the water you mist would evaporate in a few minutes anyway.

    That was where I went wrong when I first started growing VFT years ago. Many sites with growing instructions say things like "VFT grow the best when humidity is kept above 50%" and that always worried me. During hot days in summer when the humidity is less than 40%, i'd have them indoors in a terrarium and mist them. My plants never looked good growing there and some died from rotting or molding.

    Plants getting a lot of light and low humidity will do a lot better than high humidity and low light.
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    Great advice, I think I will stay away from misting my VFTs.

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    I use a spray bottle to mist them but that's to keep the peat wet.

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