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Thread: Growing and Cloning B52 Venus Fly Traps

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    I changed all the clay pots today.

    Poor plants probably want me to stop messing with them.

    The plants are interesting, so they are worth the effort.

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    I did read it =) Thanks for the link!

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    Heres what u need to do:
    1. Repot yr VFTs in to a plastic pot or a glazed terracotta pot.
    2. Make sure u have a little bowl/plate or whatever to hold distilled water in to tray water ur plants.
    3. Remove the top to your terrarium...all the way off.
    4. Keep the lights far enough away to keep from scorching your VFTs and over heating them.
    5. Try to keep the humidity levels at an apropriate level for such plants.
    6. Do it now or watch them suffer until they eventually die.

    I don't rush my plants i let them do their thing and they multiply atleast 2 to 3 times every few months. My cupped trap has multiplied so much i actually have been giving them to ppl or trading for things i could use or want to study.

    Plants no matter what they are require patience and a certain amount of care to receive reward for your efforts. I don't understand why you want so many b52s in such a small time period it doesn't bake Sense or safe for your plants unless you take advice on how to go about doing such things but its still not a rushed type of thing you still have to put in the effort to get the reward and if you don't wanna put in the work then you'll never end up with anything more then the same outcome you've previously been getting...DEATH!

    If your truely worried about your cat put a mesh top over the terrarium or if your worried about someone stealing them if they are outside just put them in a sunny Window inside a small Empty bird cage or a terrarium with bars and a open top or mesh instead of a glass box of doom. This is why we call the plants sold at big box stores in those plastic sealed domes/cubes "death domes or death cubes"

    Be safe have fun and take advice many people are very helpful on here and want to help people with their plants

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    No problem.

    Where do you live? Just the state & county is fine. What direction does your window face? Do you have a patio or balcony? What direction does it face? Let's see if we can get those plants outside, or into some natural light.
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    Massachusetts south facing window, but there is an overhang of several feet, so not much direct intense natural light.

    I think they like the extra 24 hour a day 50 Watt CFL lights.

    I have 3 tiny sundews and a red dragon outside. I would put small B52s outside if I can make some.

    Good call on #4 I scorched my B52s a little bit today after taking them out of the terrarium =(

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    Plants require a night time resting period, just like we do. They will get exhausted and decline if left on 24 hour light for long.
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    That's true Ill start turning the lights off overnight regularly.

    I bought 500 VFT seeds! I would like to grow those outside until fall.

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    Dude...

    You just said in an earlier post that you were afraid people would steal your VFT's if placed outside, and yet you're putting plants outside anyway, which must mean that's a baseless claim.

    Your adult VFT's would prefer the sunlight much more than germinating seedlings. It's not uncommon to raise 1st year seedlings in a terrarium or greenhouse, but the adults need as much light as they can get.

    You don't transition a plant from indoors to outdoors for one day and say, "they got scorched". That's part of the acclimation process. If you don't do it gradually, the current, softened leaves will die, as the plant adjusts to the light and grows new, sun-hardened leaves.

    That being said, I (not necessarily recommended) put 8 month-old pullings into direct sunlight after being raised in a terrarium. All of them but one died back to the roots. Scary stuff.....

    ...but they all came back, and are now thriving in full sun, with bushy collections of traps that I never could have gotten under my T8's.

    The healthier your VFT's, the more leaves they'll produce, and the more pullings you can take. Or you can leave them in a sub-par terrarium. Your choice.

    (Edit)

    Just remembered the 24/7 lighting comment. I'm curious...are you aware that VFT's require a winter dormancy? 24/7 lighting isn't beneficial for -any- plant. The only instance of it I've heard of was for Sarracenia seedlings younger than 2 years, and AFAIK, that was mostly anecdotal.
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