Ive probably owned 10 venus flytraps in my life, every single one died within a month, so I havent owned one in about 5-6 years until i bought this one about 4 months back from a local walmart store. It appears to be doing good what do you think?
here are some pictures of it:
Every trap on it is new and the ones it had when I first got it have since died off or been trimmed off after catching a fly or two. Again Ive only had it for 4 months, should it have adjusted to the care it's receiving from me by now? or could it still die on me? Ive kept it inside its original plastic pot, and I keep it inside a plastic container that was once a blank cd pack lid, and the pot itself is lifted about an inch on another plastic lid with holes inside the cd container, I water it once a week with purified water until the pot is submerged about an inch into the water(while still ontop of the plastic lid with holes), and then I let the water completely evaporate(takes about a week) before washing the container and filling it up again, so basically the pot is submerged for half a week, and above the water for the second half of the week. This system/cycle seems to be working well. The plant stays outside and recieves about 3 hours of direct sunlight each day from its position(side of my house/backyard). Im pretty happy its doing as well as it appears to be, and this is definitely by far the longest ive kept any carnivorous plant alive. I live in San Diego, CA so the weather here is pretty much the same all year round, and Im wondering how I should go about bringing the plant into dormancy, if it stays alive until winter.
EDIT: keep in mind it was COMPLETELY green when I bought it, and the leaves were thin and weak.