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    Flowers not opening?!

    Hi there.
    This spring my VFT decided to flower for the first time. However, the flowers died and turned black before opening. Only one of them managed to 'stay alive' more so that I could see the white petals. It was close to opening. But it didn't fully open and then it... turned black. I didn't take any pictures as I didn't know at that time that Tapatalk existed
    Anyways, this memory just popped into my mind a few minutes ago and I thought it would be a good idea to ask you guys.
    Thanks in advance for all your amazingly helpful answers!
    XXX

    *The picture is from the internet, but the flower that was almost open looked similar to the one behind the flower in bloom in this photograph.*

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    If you're sure that you're not missing the flowers being open then there's probably something that the plant wants in its conditions changed. For most flytraps in cultivation the main thing they're missing is adequate light. Try getting more light to your plant and it should be generally more robust.

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    My vft also had this problem except all except one of my flowers opened its in full sun plenty of wAter and regularly catching bugs on its own
    3 out of 4 flowers opened 4th one just turned black and died

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    Hey!
    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Moss View Post
    If you're sure that you're not missing the flowers being open then there's probably something that the plant wants in its conditions changed. For most flytraps in cultivation the main thing they're missing is adequate light. Try getting more light to your plant and it should be generally more robust.
    I'm sure I didn't miss them being open. I'll try to give them more light. Thanks!

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