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    Well, since my first VFT is dieing, I might as well start a search for another to replace it. So every plant nursery, every Lowe's, and every Walmart I go into, I'll look for any variety of VFT I can find besides Common and Green Dragon. In one Lowe's plant section, I saw something called ''Bug Biters Variety Terrerium''. It had a mix of a VFT, a small Pitcher Plant, and that cp that is sticky and has loads if hair on it(could anyone tell me what kind of cp this is???). Would anyone recommend this? The plants looked pretty healthy.

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    That cp is probably the Cape Sundew, Drosera capensis

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    Will all three kinds, the pitcher plant and sundew and VFT, do better outside, with my current VFTs, or inside?

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    I bought a few similar plants from Lowes and got a drosera adelae in mine. I think all the VFT's are common. Pitchers that I've seen are darlingtonia (cobra) and S. purpurea. I would stay away from the cobras unless you have a terrarium that you can keep cool.

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    I could keep it cool. I'll just keep it in the house. But since the are all in the same terrarium, what in conditions should I keep them that is good for all three of them?

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    I would split them up. They will go through a shock period but ultimately they will be much better off. I would put them all in their own 4" pots and give them all a little TLC. A little dose of Superthrive would probably be good too. I ordered some recently from PFT.

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    Well, in that case, I'll go for something simple. I'm going to buy a Cobra Pitcher and a VFT in there own separate pots. Could you give me a few care instructions for the Cobra?

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    Cobras are going to be tough in FL. They are native to Oregon where they get intense sun but the temp is cool and they have cool water constantly running over the roots. I have a couple right now that appear to be absolutely dead. I put ice cubes on them daily to simulate the cool water flow and I keep them indoors (in the AC). No sign of life in about a month.
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