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Thread: Condition when bought

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    I just bought my venus fly trap yesturday, i was wondering how big it is when it comes, how long before i should water it, when should i re-pot it, will my cat try to eat it was your plant in good condition when it came, and finally how many days did it take to arrive with normal shipping. Thanx!

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    only u can tell us if your cat likes to chew plants regularly [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    water it right away with distilled ro or rain water [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    dont repot it anytime soon [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    it might be in a bad condition tell us about yours [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    oh and mine came in 4 days and im in canada ! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    My plants were about 3" to 3" across. It was just a little mussed looking but perked right up when I cleaned it a little with my misting bottle and watered it. I didn't lose any traps at all. You should water it as soon as you can.

    It shouldn't need repotted for at least a year if not longer.

    Whether your cat will bother it will depend on your cat.

    Shipping normal mail took about 5 or 6 days.
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    Recieved my Green Dragon yesterday.
    Shipping took 5 days.
    The vft arrived in shabby condition, with one trap broken off.
    All of the leaves were blackening, and 5 I know
    are going to die, but there are new sprouts however.
    It looks as if it will live.
    I immediatley gave it water, and am adapting it to its surroundings.
    I will post in a few days and give it an update.
    I'll admit, I was a bit dissapointed about its condition, but I
    know that with lots of TLC, it should be fine. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    That's good that it has new sprouts. I hope that it does okay and that your cat takes no interest. Are you cutting off the blackened leaves? If they're drooping to the ground you probably should. I don't know if you all ready knew that or not so sorry if I'm telling you info you all ready know. Congrats on your new baby. Shauntell

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    To Shauntell:
    Thanks for the info.
    Just to let you know, Bsmith201 is the one with the cat.
    I posted here to let them know the condition of a new
    pft on arrival.

    This is a great idea, and was wondering if it would be worth to
    start a poll (maybe on a scale of 1 to 10) of your CP's
    condition when it arrives? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    ya good ideal with the poll i'll start it

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    The poll looks great!!
    I tried to cast my vote, but it says that I already casted a vote!!!
    I'm trying to figure out how?

    I know that Exotic Gardens takes a lot of care when shipping out their CP's. When I receieved mine, the first thing I noticed was how nicely it was packaged.
    I'm sure that when the vft was shipped, it was vibrant!!!
    But when I received it, most of the leaves and traps were turning black, and one trap (with half of its leaf) was broken off!!!

    So the point that I'm trying to make here is that I don't want this poll to reflect badly on Exotic Gardens, because the Post Office does absolutley NO justice whatsoever when the CP's are in transit!!!
    I've seen postal workers in action, and BELIEVE ME no matter how fragile the package might be, they treat them like footballs!!!
    I do give the Postal Workers credit, however, in a prompt delivery.
    I think that on my next order, I may use FED EX to see if there would be any noticable differences.

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