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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    You want to keep it indoors?
    Is it that unusual? From what I know, it has been done on many occasions with success . . .

    Edit: Just did a quick search and found some good evidence - Indoor-grown specimens? And there is a lot more out there.
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    thats a really sorry specimen, and I personally wouldn't do business with a person that sends a plant in that shape. However these plants are super tough, and with proper conditions I will spring back nicely. You made the right move by snipping the stalk. I wouldn't put it in direct sun and heat outside just yet, however. I would wait a few weaks until you see new growth and then throw that sucker oudoors.
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    I'm sure it looked better before it was shipped out. Things happen in the mail.
    Growing it outdoors is not really an option for my situation, I'm going to do my best growing it as an indoor plant. Many others have done it with success and I hope to follow.
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    It will bounce back. VTF are very hardy.

    I threw mine outside a few weeks back. They burned from the sun because I didnt temper them. Then temps were consistently in the 28-40 range, with high 20's at night and STRONG winds, I still decided to leave them out to see if they could take it, as I have a couple divisions inside as well. Most of the traps that are on them burned, froze, and died, but sure enough, I saw new growth the other day, even a flower stalk.

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    Hey, there's hope for my vft's that I moronically left outside in a hard freeze. WOO!!!
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    Last night I was able to find one piece (there were three) of the flower stalk that I threw out of the window. I fresh cut the bottom end and placed it in the substrate with the VFT. It's not the biggest piece, but hopefully it will give me some plantlets!

    As for the single open trap, I tried feeding it a silverfish (nasty things) that I found, but it wouldn't feed. I even stroked the trigger hairs myself, but nothing. Hopefully I will have more hungry traps growing soon.

    Thanks everyone, for all the thoughts and replies!
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    Here is an update:

    I put some living moss over the substrate, it grows in my other CP pots. I made sure that it did not touch the base of the VFT. This was just for looks, it was not meant to help the VFT, nor should it harm it (but if it could, please let me know).

    As for the plant, only one leaf is alive, but it is not doing well.


    Here you can clearly see the piece of flower stalk that I retrieved, it does not look its going to produce any plantlets.


    So is there anything I can do to help this plant? If it can still bounce back, when might I expect to see new growth?
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    When a VFT is not actively growing and is inside, l would not leave it constantly in standing water. I suggest letting the soil surface get almosy dry before watering again. Don't let the soil dry out thought.

    Flower stalks can take a month or longer to show new growth so don't give up on it just yet. Leave it alone and no peeking.

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