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Thread: what does a flytrap look like if its burned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurntSnow View Post
    If they burn, won't more traps just grow that are hardier to the hot climate?
    yes..
    but its not really heat that is the problem..its the intensity of the sun light..
    leaves burn just fine at 50 degrees, if they arent used to the direct sun.

    but generally yes, plants grown outside acclimate to both heat and intensity of light,
    and new leaves that come out after the plant is placed in direct sun dont burn at all..

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    So I'm guessing VFT's are really strong plants, huh?
    -just burned your snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurntSnow View Post
    So I'm guessing VFT's are really strong plants, huh?
    yeah, they can be!
    as long as they are grown well so they remain healthy and strong..

    1. good media
    2. pure water
    3. as much direct sun as possible
    4. a proper winter dormancy

    (3 and 4 is why VFT's dont do well indoors)

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    Also, what would be described as 1? I got a peat/perlite mix from , but the perlite came in big chunks and there's more of it than peat moss (I think).
    -just burned your snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurntSnow View Post
    Also, what would be described as 1? I got a peat/perlite mix from , but the perlite came in big chunks and there's more of it than peat moss (I think).
    There are generally four main mixes:

    Pure Peat moss
    Pure "Long Fiber Spagnum" Moss (called "LFS" or just "spagnum" for short)
    Mix of Peat and Perlite
    Mix of Peat and Sand..

    and various combinations of those..
    personally I dont like perlite..tried it years ago, didnt see any need for it, and its ugly..
    and I once tried a 50/50 mix of peat and sand..hated it..too heavy..

    so now I have settled on pure peat for the main body of the pot (or mini bog) with a top dressing of pure LFS on the top..
    Peat is fine and powdery..it splashes around and makes a muddy mess in the rain..
    so the LFS keeps the peat neat, and it looks nice on the top..

    LFS is the living moss that grows at the surface of a spagnum bog..it's dried to make the dry brown LFS you can buy in stores..and it often comes back to life when watered..

    peat moss is decomposed LFS..often decomposed for hundreds or thousands of years
    before it is "mined" from deep in spagnum bogs..
    "peat" and "spagnum" is basically the same stuff, just in different forms..
    peat is decomposed and broken-down spagnum..

    its the stuff many CP's grow in naturally, so IMO you cant top nature!

    I dont think there is anything *wrong* with perlite necessarily, its just that IMO there is no need for it, and sometimes fertilizer is added to it, which would be bad for CP's..
    I tried it, didnt like it, and will never use it again..but thats just me..opinions vary.

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    I don't like it either. I'm just going to stick with peat and sphagnum.
    -just burned your snow

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