First post. Be gentle!
I live in Durham, North Carolina and I was just given the money to purchase my own Venus Flytrap, and it's needs, of my own. I've wanted one as long as I can remember.
I wanted to make sure I have everything down and all the necessary items I need so it can live comfortably before I buy him. So I guess my main question is: What things do I need?
What size pot? What kind of soil/moss/whatever? As I said before, I live in NC but should I buy an extra light source since it's a nippy winter? Any places I should not but one? Any info on good places to buy one here?
-and also, right now it gets about 30 degrees during the daytime (brr) so he will have to stay indoors on my windowsill but what are the chances he will become dormant if I buy him in mid-winter? I'm worried I should wait intill the spring to buy him, or would it really matter?
I've read through so many FAQ's and guides on care but I'm just checking here, seeing if I can get any inside info from the pro's. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
I'm also paranoid. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
Any info or guidance is greatly appreciated. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] *Thanks again!