As I previously wrote, my son brought home a VFT planted in the bottom of a 2 liter soda bottle. (the top serves as the lid of a "terrarium") It appears to be planted in about 2 inches of spagnum (looks really branchy) and perlite. Underneath rocks/some type of drainage material, about 3 inches worth. I've been putting it outside during the day to get more light, with the top off. I've not put it in direct sunlight, due to advice that the plant could be stressed from transplant. OK--so, my question is this. The leaves/traps were a little wilted to begin with, but now seem to be withering and dying, one by one, though there are new branches coming out from the crown. I'm wondering if the plant does not like being top-watered. (Every few days). But if I cut holes in the bottom of the bottle and set it in a few inches of water, will the plant be able to get the water it needs? With all that drainage material in the bottom, would the water migrate up to the soil? It seems to me that it wouldn't. Please forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I'm not very experienced with houseplants of any sort. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Could the "old" leaves be dying due to the stress of repotting?
I'm really trying to keep this plant alive; it's such a cool plant and it's become a family project.
Thanks for your advice,