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    I have two venus fly traps and a sundew on the way to expand my collection slightly [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] These are going to go into pots this time instead of my terrarium. The humidity level here is about 30% today, and I'm guessing that's about average. I have read that fly traps like closer to 50%. Would it be best to get some sort of a cover for it to boost the humidity? Or would they be ok with 30%. Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    My VFT and sundews grow in open air in water trays. They are growing fast and they are very healthy. If you get a cover, you MUST provide air circulation. If you dont, your plants will produce weak and spindly growth.
    However,in my experience, there is no need for a cover of any sort.
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    Like Starman, my vfts also grow outside in a water tray with no cover. They are doing fine.
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    So it should be ok as long as it gets enough sun then. I will try them without a cover! I have never grown them just in a pot before with no cover......and I have never had one get that big.... I should have made a connection earlier [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Thanks guys.
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    I'm originally from ND too! Hurray.

    Anyway, the only caution when using covers is to not leave them in the sun for too long or the temperature inside will get way too hot. I learned this the hard when when attempting tissue culture and I came out the next morning, and all my leaf thingies were black and very sad looking... =(

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    I just have all of mine in a clear plastic storage box where the pot and the height of the box are the same. I think that helps with humidity if you have lot of wind. Last year I tried one of those watering trays and I find that the humididty displaces too much and the plant doesn't get affected by it.
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    Be observant of your plants: 30% RH is quite low. Throw in some drying winds and you may have some troubles!

    Starman:

    Please remember that what works in your conditions may not apply to others with differing conditions. Try growing a VFT in Arizona without some way of upping the humidity and you will end up with a toasted plant!
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    I don't think they could survive outside with this wind and cold weather we've been having lately. I am going to keep it inside. There's been wind gusting up to 60 mph and we've had frost the past couple of nights [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Hoping for good weather again soon here.....I will keep an eye on the plants since they will be inside near a sunny window. I will try not covering them first to see how they do. Thanks guys.

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