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    Yesterday my VFT was bright green and doing perfectly fine. This morning I woke up and went to go look at my VFT and i saw that all my leaves drooped to the dirt and have a slight brownish tint to them whats happening
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    With all the wealth of information you gave us, we should have an answer in a week or two. Conditions please. Watering with what? Lighting? What???
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    Sorry, well i am growing it inside of a terrarium with the correct lighting, i have been watering it with distilled water. The humidity stays hight inside of the terrarium.
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    Assuming you have had the plant a while and it is established and was growing fine prior to this. Rapid wilt usually means two things. Either the plant dried out and ran out of moisture. OR something happened to the root system so that the plant was suddenly incapable of absorbing water. Most likely the later.. which means root rot probably.

    I would take it out of the pot and gently remove the potting mix and see if there is anything left of the plant.
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    I'd put it on a windowsill in some fresh air and see if it will recover. Stagnant air in a terrarium can be detrimental to plant health.
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    I would not recommend for a beginner to try and raise a VFT in a Terrarium. Condensation issues, heat, moisture, to many variables that can change in literally minutes that can impact the health of your plant. I would repot in a medium size plastic pot with drain holes, 1/3 perilite, 2/3 peat moss. Thats what I did, and my previously dying VFT is doing much better. Also, put it outside in partial sun, gradually introducing it a little at a time. Use distilled water only! And allow the moss to dry out somewhat, just don't water it constantly because that can cause root rot as well. Its good to allow it to dry out a bit as it encourages the roots go grow deeper in search of moisture and in the long term, this is beneficial to the hardiness plant, and never ever use any kind of fertilizer.

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    Thats right i tried to see if there was any root rot but when i removed it from the moist dirt it completely fell apart
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