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    I have Venus Flytrap (no pictures) that looks just like a common/typical one but the inside of the traps are green instead of pinkish. Is that just when a plant is young or is it a different species? Any ideas?

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    Hi horticulturist,

    Welcome to the forums! Your plant could be an all-green variety, but more likely it receives less light than some of the other plants that other people grow. Could you give us a description of what direction window you have, if it's outside, or under growlights?

    Mine are inside, northern window, indirect light all day. They don't get a pinkish color unless they get direct light during the summer months. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Hhhhmmmm... It could be a typical that has been deprived of sunlight. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
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    The light comes from a skylight. It gets 2-4 hours of indirect sunlight a day. It also gets 2-3 bugs a month.

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    Definately insufficient light vfts preffer high light levels.
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    Okay, so I need to give it more light. But I found two more things: 1. the leaves are twice as wide as the traps. I see pictures where the leaves are really small like a toothpick. 2. the traps only barely open no matter how long I leave it. I only feed it small knats because I can't find any flys. Is that a problem? Can you help me find out what to do?

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    To repeat: Give it more light. Wide petioles and small traps often result from insufficient light. Perhaps the plant is trying to produce more surface area for photosynthesis.

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    It also sounds dorment. It should wake up when you increase the light.
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