I wanted to have a flytrap on my desk at work, but I'm sure you'll agree that the conditions in a typical cubical-farm are hardly what anyone would consider "ideal". *Stale air, zero humidity, and flourescent lights that are not full-spectrum. I could have created a terrarium for them, but I wanted to be able to see them clearly and not through glass covered with condensed water. *In my search for a good environment, I ran across a cool little desktop fountain:
Terrible picture, I know, but the water flows down the blue tile and into a basin surrounding the base. *The pedestal in the center was supposed to be for a candle, but the pot for my VFT fit so perfectly, I couldn't resist. *I put it on my desk under my bookshelf with a agro-light tube on a timer to give it about 12-hours of light per day, and hoped for the best. *It's been there for about 3 weeks now and seems to be doing well. *In fact, I've noticed a number of new trap heads (around 8 ) springing up. *These were probably already growing before I bought it, but it made me feel good. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] *
While I realize the conditions aren't ideal, I'm hoping that the fountain provides enough ambient humidity, and that the agro-lite provides enough light for the little guy. *Do you think I'm simply prolonging the painful demise of this little plant, or do you think it has a good shot at survival using this method? *Any small modifications I could make to ensure its survival?