I had to induce dormancy in my 3 year old flytrap this winter, because it was having problems producing traps. The plant had a normal amount of leaves which were green, fairly upright and healthy (no rot or wilting).
I put the plant in the fridge in a tupperware box at the start of December. The foliage remained green, but growth stopped. I checked on it every few weeks, but in the period since the last check the compost has dried out. It is quite hard and shrunk in size. I have stood the plant + compost in distilled water, still in the fridge overnight but, although the compost has absorbed some water, it has not softened and regained its volume.
I have some new growing medium available, but obviously wouldn't want to damage the roots by trying to remove the old stuff. Would putting the plant+old compost in a pot of new compost and watering be the best option?
I'd appreciate any advice to help save my plant.