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    Spagnum Pete moss is fine....just mix it with perlite or sand.

    VFT's also like direct sun, but have to be acclimated.
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    Instead of having that light over the vft I would put the light some were else (maybe for reading). The regular light bulb is to bright and hot. If you ever touch one after five minutes it is purty hot. Just set the vft by a window or something. It may not get the pinkish/redness to it but that is ok (do not get me wrong lighting is very important for propper vft growth and health).

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    I would not transplant it now, it is to close to dormancy and the shock may go through may kill it. Just my opinion...
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    thanks every one....
    i'll wait on replanting it, and i'll put next to a window...
    thanks a lot for your help!!!

    raven

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    i have a vft that is growing in pure peat (no perlite or sand at all). every few weeks, i gently squeese the sides of the pot to help loosen the soil. seems to be working fine for now... it also sounds like you repotted the plant when you got it. another possible theory could be that the plant is in shock.

    i would try and place the plant in another location, or (if the lamp that you are using for light is very close to the vft) replace the bulb with one of those screw in floresent bulbs. when looking at the screw in bulbs, make sure that it's a "cool white" bulb. also, if there are several cool white available, go for one that has a higher "lumen" number.

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