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    Should it have direct sun?

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    Oh, and Suzanne I have a digital camera so as soon as I can figure it out I'll start putting pictures of it up.

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    Direct sun isn't bad as long as it isn't scorching. Some morning or late sun isn't bad, but you have to acclimate it so it is used to it. Meaning give it half an hour of direct sun one day, add another 15min the next, and so on. I just find it easier to give it full indirect sun (north) and it gets a peek of sunset light so it's not to0 hot. If there's a sudden heat wave, give it a break and move it a foot back from the window. Think of it this way: if you stuck your arm in the window would ya burn quickly? If I'm not going outside to hang out, I don't think my VFT would like it, either.

    Let's see, I was in Mountain View the other summer with my VFT, I had it in the southern facing window but it was shaded with half closed mini-blind slats. Didn't get any direct sun any other way. Really depends on your home/windowsill.

    You should have not problems with humidity in your area, anytime of the year. The water advice is probably the most important. Oh, and keep in mind dormancy come november/december.
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    Thanks, wickedthistle, I have this big glass table that I scoot right up to a window. How would that be?

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    Probably just fine. Give it a bit of sun, keep an eye on it. If it doesn't start wilting or turning brown or yellow dramatically, you can slowly start increasing its sunlight. I'd avoid giving it all-day sun, even if it's used to it.

    No matter what, make sure it has plenty of water
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    The glass table is like a foot lower than the window but I thought there might be some reflection or watever but just forget it, I'll just put it on the windowsill. By the way, what is the usuall amount of leaves the VFT comes with? (I ordered it here.)

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    Would hanging it in front of the window be better?

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    I wouldn't put it in a hanging anything

    IT should be fine on the table, by the window.

    Most plants here are now making about 6-12 traps per plant.

    Where ever you get one from, there will be shock and you will lose some leaves, so don't panic....just be patient with the plant and provide it with the best conditons and you will be cool, and your plant will love you!!

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