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    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum.

    I just bought myself a venus flytrap. My question is do I need to cover it with a plastic cup with holes if I want to plant it indoor ?

    I have already got a tray for my plant with half an inch of water and some pebbles. And my humidity level is always around 45 ~ 55%.

    This is my fifth flytrap ! And I want to keep it alive forever
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    Nope, you don't need it. I would take it off.

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    Thx for your reply Grim.

    And for the water in my tray. Can I use house water instead of distilled water ?

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    No, you must use either distilled water or rainwater. The minerals in tap water can slowly kill your VFT or make it unhealthy. Which could mean smaller traps. It would take a while to do a lot of damage so you CAN use it but only in emergencys like if you run out of distilled water and the soil is dry.
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    Oh ic. I thought the water in my tray is to make my plant more humid.

    Should I just put my plant into a tray with 1/2" of water? Won't that destroy the root?

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    Yep, throw it in with 'da water. Nope it won't.

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    ok thx alot.

    In the winter time, I still need 1/2" of water in the tray right?

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    People have varying levels of water to keep them. you can have an inch of water in the tray, too. For winter dormancy the idea is to make sure there is enough water to keep the plant from drying out. So under a half inch is appropriate.

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