I would like you guys to tell me whether or not there is still hope with 2 of my Venus Flytraps... I keep telling myself that they will come back stronger than ever in the spring, but I am growing afraid that this is just false hope...
I bought 2 of my VFT's back in April. I decided (without any knowledge of CP's or opinions on how I should grow them) to grow them in a terrarium. They grew well, and in about late August the new leaves were growing long and skinny and the traps started to decrease in size.
In late September, a member of TerraForums suggested that I pot my plants and place them outside for Winter dormancy. I knew my temps were close to ideal in order to grow them outside year-round, but I was hesitant to remove them from the terrarium and pot them because I was afraid it would add stress to plants that were already very weak. So, the member convinced me not to do the fridge method, and so I potted them and moved them outside.
Today I did a check up on them. I had to clip several blackening leaves. I gently moved the growing medium to check the rhizome, it was white and firm (the way it's supposed to be). I have noticed little growth (probably because of the colder temps). The leaves and traps look HORRIBLE!!! (skinny black leaves with 1cm unopened traps), but the rhizome seems healthy.
So... is there still hope for my plants to come back in the spring?
Thank you for your responses!