i am new to the fly trap hobby, and i live in sydney australia, so the fly trap's dormancy period is opposite of the united states'. *the temperatures have lowered now that it is autumn, with night-time lows around 55-60. *i currently keep my plant outside in its pot with natural sunlight.
it has been doing really well, despite being picked on a couple times by some curious birds. *since the colder weather, a lot of the traps and leaves have turned black. *i have trimmed these off, and i wonder if this is a sign that it needs it's dormancy period?
i don't know what type of soil it's in, but i have not transferred it to any other soil since i got it two months ago from the nursery. *it's sitting in a small tray with a constant supply of water in the tray.
since i live in australia, i heard this is good weather for the fly trap and i might not need to put it in the refrigerator for its dormancy. *what do you think?
could i get some opinions on all of this, i don't want the fly trap to die - i've grown attached to it! *i feel so dumb and embarrassed not knowing what i'm doing, but this topic is hard to find information on....
thanks for your help!