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    What is wrong with my plant?

    You all know how good my flytrap tends to grow. So I divided it because it did divide, and put the two in separate pots. One looks like this:



    See that weird bud thing that looks like it could be a flower stalk but isn't? And how the traps are growing?

    What the heck, man. Help?

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    ............It's a freakin' mutant.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    I know!

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    Spider mites.
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    Are you sure? I don't see any mites, when I look at the plant.

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    I could likely be incorrect,
    however it looks like it was enduring unstable, fluctuating conditions. (Water/Light/Temps...etc?)
    Like having dry conditions, then lots of water, then dryer again, etc.
    Or cool temps, warm and then cold again... you get the idea.

    So, is that possible? I don't know the conditions it has been under recently,
    however I have seen this sort of thing when there is a lot of variation in conditions for a period of time. If it is new, varying conditions is highly likely, but if you have had it for a long time, you should know what conditions it is experiencing.
    Also, the leaf edges are yellowing badly with touches of brown, another indication if less than ideal conditions or changes. (Was it recently moved or exposed to brighter light? Did you try fertilizing it recently or giving it something other than rain/distilled/RO water?)

    Either that or like others say...
    perhaps it is either just a mutant from another world or is experiencing an infestation of invisible / camouflaged ninja mites!

    (It could be Pom-Pom-ing! Need to wait and see for that!)
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    The weather has been weird lately. Probably.

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    Having battled a persistent infestation of spider mites on one particular flytrap for over a year the damage they cause to developing traps is quite familiar.

    Mites are between the size of the dot over the i or the period "." on your screen. They can be be any shade of translucent white, yellowish green or reddish orange depending on environmental factors such as temperatures and humidity And yes they are ninja like as they prefer the undersides of leaves. Without magnification you may not see them at all unless they move. They don't like to move but will slowly spread to your other plants if unchecked. Lack of webbing is no guarantee of no mites. Get a 10x magnifier and go over every square mm of your plant.

    Avoid imidacloprid found in the Bayer Advanced products as it turns out imidacloprid may act as a synthetic hormone and stimulate egg production in some species of mites. That's probably why I couldn't get rid of my infestation even though the Bayer Advanced product said it was for spider mites too. I resorted to a heavy duty pyrethrin - permethin.
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