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faerie

New Gardener. Allotmenteer #plot18 from April '19

Dionaea muscipula

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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faerie

This is the fly trap that my Mum gave me yesterday. It's looking a bit sorry for itself so time to read up on it's care 😊 #venusflytrap

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clarder

First of all it should be sat in a saucer filled with water at all times 😁💦When it turns black and begins to wilt & die at this time if year, its normal - it should be fine and return in Spring

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clarder

Almost forgot - it should really be rainwater. I'm lucky where I am in the North West that I have soft water so can just about get away with tap water. Hard water can kill carnivorous plants!

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clarder

@faerie Also forgot to tag you into my responses!

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faerie

Thanks Chris @clarder that's really helpful 😊 I have RO water (pure water) do you think that would be Ok? I love carnivorous plants, I find them so interesting 😊

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