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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Enough beating around the bush. Stay to the original topic and stop talking about who knows who and experiences with other vendors. All indirect references to outside vendors have been removed and irrelevant stories have also been removed.

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    I agree with everyones opinion that both your VFT will survive, SO LONG as you keep the soil moist. My only concern is that since you are keeping your VFT outdoors and you live in San Jose where the days can get hot and dry, to slowly acclaimate the fragile VFT to the direct sunlight. I have lost many a CP in the past by leaving them in direct sunlight as soon as I get them out of the mail. I would expose them to 2-4 hours direct sunlight first and slowly increasing the exposure time over the next week.

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    lol the vft i got from andy, i accidentally dropped it from the second floor down to the concrete, i picked it up, some traps were cracked but now its healthier than ever. after it fell on the floor, the week after it looks almost like that. then it started throwing up new ones.except its with an akai ryu instead of royal red.

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    Looks like they are coming out of dormancy to me. Temperate CPs that go dormant shipped between Oct and April in the Northern Hemisphere can look rather pathetic. The care sheet included with those probably says something to that effect.

    The "Crested Petioles" I bought from another vendor on the West Coast in January looked far worse than those did and are now just beginning to show some growth.

    If the plants were damaged in shipment then you have to take that up with the carrier but it's probably too late now unless you took photographs of the package and the contents before you started fooling around with them.

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    I would also recommend acclimating your vft to its new environment. Do not just leave it in the hot sun without first acclimating it to its new growing environment. Slowly give it 2 hours of direct sun, and then 4 hours the next week until you are ready to give it full sun. Also, when you do leave it outside in the sun, make sure there is water in its tray or water it from above right before you place it outside in the sun.

    Hope this helps!

    Giovanni

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    Thanks guys, but the vendor is like 2 hrs away from me....


    So do I still have to acclimate it?

    I also softly pulled the plants apart and placed them quite a distance away in the pot, I was really careful. Will that effect the roots in any way?
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    I'd stick it straight in the sun. So what if the old leaves suffer a bit? They're in bad shape anyway because they're old growth. Don't worry about how tatty it looks - it's only just emerging from hibernation.

    VFTs are tough. Two rules: don't worry and let it be.

    Just keep it permanently sitting in a tray of rain, distilled or deionised water and let it grow. In a few weeks it should have a fair few traps.

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    Yes, if the plant is perfectly healthy and not been stressed, then you can just put it out in the sun all day and leave it alone. But, if the plant has been stressed then just putting it under the sun without acclimating it will cause all it leafs to wilt and die. This will leave the rizhone with little or no way to
    preform photosynthesis possibly killing the plant. This is why in my humble opinion it is better to be safe than sorry. Two hours a day one week and then four the next is the best way to acclimate your plant.

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