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    Question Leaning Venus Fly Trap

    For some reason, my vft is leaning to one side alot. Ive tried to lean it back, but it wont stay for very long. I think its because there are alot more leaves on one side than the other side, setting it off balance. How can I fix this?
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    We'd need a picture to be sure - is the rhizome / roots well above the soil, or is it just plain leaning a little?

    If it's just a little leany, go to any place that sells plants and get one of those small white plant labels - stick it into the soil under one of the traps/leaves on the side that it's leaning and prop it up.

    I wouldn't recommend fussing with it too much and disturbing the roots.

    I wouldn't think you'd want to have exposed roots though...I'll have to defer to the other guys if that's the case.

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    The rhizome / roots arent above the dirt. It might be that there is too big of a hole that the roots are in. Here's some pictures of the plant.

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    Based on your picture, your flytrap is naturally growing towards the sun to get more light. It's no biggie, just face it the other way and it will balance out. You could leave it that way though, it's not going to get hurt.
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    well ive had it with the side with less leaves facing the sun
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    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    well ive had it with the side with less leaves facing the sun
    For how long? Did you ever have the side with more leaves face the sun?
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    I think it's been like that since i got it like 2 and a half weeks ago.
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    You may have just planted it crooked or something. Don't worry, it'll be fine and will balance out.
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