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    I just ordered a VFT from here and I've been looking around for information but every single site tells me something different! Please somebody help! Who can I believe? If you can't catch me here my E-Mail is james4422002@yahho.com. All help is greatly appreciated! [B]

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    James,

    This is the right place to come, the owners of this site specialize in growing flytraps!

    Your going to get varrying instructions based on where people live, and their experience.

    So why don't you tell us where you live, where you plan to grow your flytraps, and what resources you have at your disposal.

    i.e. do you have artificial lights? Distilled water? What is the temperature in your house?

    So on and so forth... or do you plan on growing them outdoors?

    All these things are very important!
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    Well, I live in California (It's Summer), the temp. Inside is a varying 80 F. I was planning maby on a windowsill (inside). I do have distilled water and I don't have any lights specified for growing.

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    I have grown VFT on a West windowsill without any difficulty (South would be fine also). They get full sun from about noon till sunset as VFT need alot of light and warm temperatures during the day to do well. Distilled water is great. Just put the plant in a tray and keep a little water at the bottom.
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    James,
    At the top of this forum page are several links. Click the "Plant Care" link, then on the next page click the "Venus Flytrap Care Sheet" link. This will give you some good basic care information. The plant will also come with a care sheet.
    A window sill works fine. Especially a north facing window that gets lots of sunshine. May want to shade it if the temps get too much above 80F. Keep your plant in a tray with about " to " of dist. water. Also, if you keep the plastic cover on the plant, do not place the plant in direct sunlight. You'll cook it quick.
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    Hey James,

    Not to be a punk, but what part of California do you live in? It's been pretty warm everywhere. I've lived in Humboldt County (north), Bay Area (middle), and Burbank (southern). It you live in the far north I recommend south or west, if in the Bay it depends who's house you're next to and in the the south part of the state I'd stay away from southern windows unless you like crispy plants. I'm in Burbank right now, I like northern and eastern windows.
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    Thanks so much all of you! Keep it coming! I'm jotting down every tiny bit of info! I live about 3 hours West of the Bay Area, Michelle. I really don't want the poor guy to die! And does anyone know how much to feed it?

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    Hi again James

    Just wanted to say the VFT does not need to be covered...they don't need real high humidity and they like air circulation so uncovered is best. Just plop it on a windowsill with lots of bright light and keep the soil wet (distilled or rain water) and in a tray/saucer of water.

    That should be fine.

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