I have had my flytrap for over a year now. It is in its original plastic pot yet, and for a long time was doing extremely well. Its traps were growing normally, but suddenly it stopped eating. Shortly after that, it began to grow deformed traps that are sickle-shaped and do not function. Aside from this deformity, the plant is relatively healthy, with very little blackening or dying aside from what is normal.
I have two theories on why this is happening. First, I have not been giving it distilled water. Could that be the cause? There are also lots of little white specks in the soil... what is that from, and could that cause the problem? Along with the white stuff, there's green slimy looking stuff. What about that?
Thanx for your help!