Hello, everyone. I recently purchased my first VFT at a Wal-Mart in my area. To my surprise, they looked to be in very good condition and health, so I decided to try my hand at growing one of these amazing plants. Of course, it came in a little plastic terranium-type thing, and was being grown in the outdoor part of the garden center.
Since I bought the plant yesterday, I've read lots of useful information on the web about how to properly grow a VFT. However, I have some concerns about growing them properly in my specific area. (I live in Texas, about 60-70 miles North of Houston. )
I was planning on growing the plant outdoors. Do you think that considering Texas weather, this will work out alright? I've compared the humidity and temperatures here in TX to that of the VFT's native home, North Carolina, and there is of course, a difference, but not a drastic one. We seem to have higher temperatures, but less humidity, whereas NC has lower temps. and higher humidity.
For example, here are the conditions right now in both places.
Here: 89.3° - 42% humidity
Wilmington, North Carolina: 84 °F - 62% humidity
So, if I grow the plant outdoors, in a sunny spot, will I need to keep it in the little plastic terranium to increase the humidity or will that create too much heat and fry the poor thing?
I might be agonizing too much over details, but I just really don't want my flytrap to die. If anyone out there can give me any suggestions or tips, I'm all ears!