Last edited by fredg; 05-01-2016 at 11:28 AM.
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Why are you even arguing? The vft does not have a functional trap, so the whole conversation is completely irrelevant.
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Thanks for all the replies . . . especially the ones that stayed on topic and actually tried to help this plant.
As for the VFT, I've noticed that the two remaining leaves started to die at the bottom and then fell over, could that be telling, or something of concern?
The flower stalk cutting has now turned completely black and (like the leaves) has fallen over on it's own. My guess is that it won't be producing any plantlets, but I'll let it remain and hope for the best.
As for repotting, I thought that would only give the plant more stress, thus harming it further.
I can place it in an east facing window, but it's currently under lights, and as mentioned before, it will remain inside, as outdoor growing is not an option for my situation. So it's either an east facing window, or under lights.
Last edited by Acro; 05-02-2016 at 10:40 AM.
If this were my vft i would take it out of the soil and check the bulb to make sure it isn't mushy. If it isn't mushy go ahead and put it back, but I wouldn't plant it so deep. Only the white part of the rhizome needs to be buried. If the rhizome is mushy you might have to peel it back to get to non-mush parts (if there is any). Good luck, Jack
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Time for an Update:
I checked on the rhizome today. There were just one or two roots that actually had it anchored into the peat/perlite mix, the rest were flimsy. Part of the "bulb" was mushy so I scraped out the mushy part and washed it off with distilled water. I found three small earthworms while digging out the rhizome, so I imagine more might have been deeper down in the pot.
Please check out the photos below, and let me know what you think and what I should do to help this plant survive.
Here is the plant, it had mushy stuff in the middle. It's difficult to see how deep it goes.
How do the roots look to you?
Here is the right side.
Here is the left side.
Here is the back (brown part is not mushy).
Here is the bottom. Is that red part a new root growing in?