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Thread: Reviving those half dead vfts

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    i was just wondering , there have been alot of people rescueing hald dead flytraps and flytraps near death but has anybody had success stories . so far i am trying to revive this vft that i brought at my local nursery yesterday . it was kept in a small plastic cylinder terrarium in dark shade . it was one from the nurseryman's exchnge compnay with colorful pics and letter to attract a kid to buy a plant just like a vft attractings its prey [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] . it got store credit from my old rescues so i used it to buy this vft since i have a thepry that plants from different companies have different gentic traits and appearance . the poor lil fella was a bit dry with lots of small dead leves and weak spindly ones that could easily be pulled off . i watered it , gave it some superthrive , some sun and plenty of TLC [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . the only horribly thing that happened to it today was that it seems has some bird is stealing half of the plants in the pot , the leaves are getting more easily pulled out , cold weather and i accidently knocked the pot down the ground becausemy stupid brother dared me to balance a stick on my finger [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] . wish me luck as i wish luck for the plants your trying to save [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yep, I rescued a almost dead little dente from meijers last fall. Half of the plant died, but know it's growing quite well.
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    i have brought back a flytrap from lowes [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I also revived 2 VFT's and 2 sundews that was near death...like..brown, and dried out soil. they still look poor, but they are growing, producing leaves/traps.
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    Rescue is fairly easy here in swampy Central Florida. Put them outside for sun. Make sure they get plenty of rainwater. Sometimes they even catch stuff when they are outside. For spectacular famous carnivores, they sure aren't very good at it. One big ventrata pitcher will take out more bugs than all my VFTs have, combined, by a WIDE margin.

    I'm trying to avoid dormancy and just let them grow as long as possible. Split off the little clone plants, whatever dies -- try to make more than that number. I don't know if it will work. I do think my VFTs like it a lot more out in the sun. They hated it inside, IMO.

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    I see lots of dead vft in stores but i don't worry because i know the lengths people will go to to make a buck. Your just like a wind up doll if you go along and try to buy sick vfts and try to save them as your doing what the company wants you to do and that is buy their product. You think your doing something good but in truth the company just TCs thousands of vfts- just to make money. They don't care about the vfts cause thats why you always never find accurate care instructions with the plant, as they want your vft to die so you go and buy another one. More money money money....it's sad i know but thats just how people are...
    I'm saying this cause i lost 6 vfts. I saw a sick vft in a shop and decided to save it so i brought it and put it beside all my other vfts- they all caught a fungus from it and died! So all i am saying is just remember that when u buy a sick plant your not just buying the plant your buying all the nastie organisms that are in the pot with it making it sick, and you are posing a risk to all of your healthy plants.
    The iorny is i replaced my dead vfts with healthy stock from the shop i brought the sick one from( it's the only place near me that sells vfts and the healthy ones are really nice)lol.
    What do you's think about the way buisness people market vfts the way they do? If you disagree with me do so then we can get a good discussion going....

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    I totally agree with you! We'll really shouldn't buy them unless you can get them for a discount, like a buck. We all can't help it though...It's just our sympathy for those poor little unfortunate plants. Really though save your money and buy some nice quality ones for ********** or some other reputable place.
    I just bought some of the barerooted Venus Flytraps and they look ten times better then those Flytraps at groccery stores.
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    updates on my nurseryman's exchange flytrap : well , the leaves kept dieing until there were no leaves left , but the bulbs were there and they looked strong . i took some of the strongest bulbs in the pot and left the weak ones there . even if it did survive it looked very weak . i exchanged the weak plants for a healthy cobra lily that was about to flower in a cramped pot with a small cup over it . i like my new cobra lily alot so i lost nothing in this tragedy .

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