|Keep in mind that as the summer heat approach, don't let your VFT get "cooked" or the soil to dry out...both are not good things for your VFT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img][/QUOTE]|
Ya [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I am keeping pretty concious of that. It does not get super hot here, but I keep an eye on it. I alwayse make sure there is a good 1/3" water in the bowl my VFT's pot is in.
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Having deep red on a trap isn't necessarily a sign of a happy plant. The traps on a VFT will turn various shades of pink to red...depends on the variety you have and its genetics. Some barely get pink at all...other can turn blood red. I just wanted to mention that because I don't want anyone to think that just because their traps aren't red, that means their plant isn't "happy" or healthy.
They do tend to develop more color in the sun...but if they stay green, don't worry!
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Yah, consitter yourself lucky to have a clone with such good coloring. 2 out of my 3 commens are so pathedic in the color area it's funny. One doesn't even get pink in the middle, just a hazzy yellow orange, lol!
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Hey anc, I'm curious. tell me your growing conditions for your VFT. Is it in greenhouse, outside, where in the U.S. do you live, how many hours of sun does it get, how fast does it turn red, what is the temps, humidity, ect.
|Quote (uglypho @ June 02 2003,02:01)|
|Hey anc, I'm curious. tell me your growing conditions for your VFT. Is it in greenhouse, outside, where in the U.S. do you live, how many hours of sun does it get, how fast does it turn red, what is the temps, humidity, ect.[/QUOTE]|
Well let me see what I can tell yout.
1) I live in Chico, CA (Thats about 100 Miles north of Sacramento)
2) It gets sun (Direct) from about 6AM - 1PM, Indirect for the rest of the day.
3) It turned red pretty quick (IMHO) I really noticed it after about a week.
4) Temps are about 80 - 85 (some times a little higher) (f)
5) Humidity .... no idea. Its generaly dry here but with the dish its in the water evaporates and keeps the air fairly humid arround the VFT.
I am not an experianced grower by any stretch.
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