I just got my first VFT in the hope that it'll catch me some flies but I thought I'd check the internet for care instructions. I've got it on my window-sill in a pot standing in a tray of water. It's nice and red inside the leaves and it has one black one.
Anyway, my question was about the lifetime of it. I read that they don't live very long. The traps can only close 3-4 times and then it dies. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Will this happen or will my plant be with me for years to come? And should I try to get rid of that black leaf, it's a very small one lying on the soil. And should I feed it if I see no traps are shut, or is that killing it faster?
Thanks for the forum, very helpful already [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]