I weaned one of my VFTs from it's assisted humidity environment *indoors and gradually accustomed it to the real *central Oregon world of <20% humidity.
It was doing well outdoors in it's water tray..much better than I expected really.
It was getting about 12-13 hours of good sunshine and appeared to be responding ..nice green color and the traps inside were becoming quite red.
What I hadn't counted on was all the insects the little monster gobbled up outside.Out of ten open traps it caught insects in 7 within a matter of days.
The problem is *that the traps are not reopening as I have read they should,after digestion, but simply turning black and decaying within a mater of days....no exceptions.
Not knowing what else to do, the VFT is back indoors.I trimmed the decay and the plant is sending up new leaves.
So the choice (as I see it) is between so-so light inside or death by decay from overeating *outside.
I suppose I could protect it with mosquito netting outside but that strikes me as being a bit on the ridiculous side.
Your thoughts appreciated.