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    I know that when a vft has a pink tinge on its leaves that its happy. But what is required to make the vft happy? Is it meerly the right growing conditions, water, and plenty of sun? Or do you have to feed it? Also, under proper conditions, how long does it take for the plant to "pinken"?

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    Well, in my experiance, it's the sunlight that makes it 'pinken'. But most of my VFTs don't 'pinken', they turn deep red in the middle, blood red. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Light is the BIGGEST factor, then temperature. Humidity and an occasional feeding helps too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] .

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    Does it have to be sunlight or will artificial light work too (like from an ordinary lightbulb)? Because today is very overcast and it's not getting a lot of sun.

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    Either or...If kept outside not everyday has to be a bright sun shinny day. They only need about 5 hours (could be more but five hours would do) of direct sunlight (make sure you give them time to adjust so they do not burn). For artificial lighting they need about 10 to 12 hours of lighting.

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    For artificial light - the closer to the light the pinker the trap gets.
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
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    What is "direct sunlight" exactly? Do they have to be outside in the sun or will next to a window do? And how do I "adjust" them? Sorry I'm being so particular, I just want this to happen right.

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    Hybrid,
    Well, to adjust them, just think about going to the beach after the winter....Do you go out in the sun for hours when all winter-white? NO WAY! You'de be in a world of hurt, right? Well, same thing. The first day, maybe 1 hour of direct sun, then back in the artificial light....Second day, a little longer. You gotta toughen them up.

    Direct sun: being directly in the sun. I don't think it makes a difference if it's on the inside of a window unless your windows are treated to filter out UV....some one else better step in on this one. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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