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gardengirlla

hands & feet in the dirt..face in the 🌞 ((( la belle vie ))) XOXO Louisiana 8-8b

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gardengirlla

#venusflytrap close up of his first 😋 it's either a fly or a love bug he's eaten, you can see the drk spot inside. He'll remain closed for 2 wks or so while bug is digested. Once it's digested it'll open back up & you'll be able to see the carcass.

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janetandjim

Nature is pretty cool

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gardengirlla

@janetandjim isn't it!!!! 💚 next week Hanna & I will re-pot them in lrgr pots w/good drainage X

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PunkyKy

Your VFT looks like it's doing well... but I wouldn't recommend the repotting into clay pots. Clay pots contain minerals that are harmful to the you VFT. The minerals will leech into the soil and if not kill it completely, it will dramatically stunt its growth. #carnivorous-plant-411

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gardengirlla

@PunkyKy thk u!!! Think I'll pump up their pots, pots with holes for drainage at bottom. I've been sitting them near our pond on 🌞 days. Someone told me to water it well 2x per wk w/distilled or rain water, otherwise neglect it a bit in regards to h2O *keeping top moist & making sure it has good drainage. Hanna collected rain h2O this wk for them, otherwise I'm using distilled h2O I want to care for them properly. They seem so far to be loving their new home. Thkx again for the advice! X

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gardengirlla

My #venusflytrap caught his first meal ((( fly ))) yesterday!! 💃 if you look you can 👀 one is closed.. *Hanna wasn't thrilled mine got its first meal before hers!! 🙈🙈🙊 💓 in this pic you can see my 🍍 head attracted another possible 😋 for our flytraps. When rooting 🍍 head you only need a small amt of h2O, I place a paper towel in jar then add a lil water, paper towel helps keep moisture. Once I see nice roots I plant the 🍍 & paper towel into a pot with loomy soil #rootingpineapple

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gardengirlla

🍍 head takes 2 months to root. Head of 🍍 makes for an interesting indoor houseplant as well ! I plant it in a pot containing 2 parts humus, 1 part sand and 2 parts soil. Because drainage is essential for 🍍 growth, the right container is also important. Clay containers are a good choice for growing 🍍*if growing indoors as a plant place it near a sunny window & it'll flower. **If growing outdoors, place in clay pot in full 🌞 In about 1- 1 1/2 yrs ( or less ) it'll flower & produce one 🍍

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gardengirlla

((( Hanna's post ))) "Cailou" her plants name had lots of opportunities for a meal (((fly))) in the window but hasn't caught one yet!! 😋 *I placed my 🍍 that I'm trying to get to root next to the Venus Flytraps to attract bugs!!! #wildlifewednesday #venusflytrap

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gardengirlla

@PunkyKy I searched & saw you have a Venus Flytrap, yours is thriving sooo well!! 💚 when do they bloom?! I know a lil about it like soil condition & watering, I've had them outdoors during 🌞 days..thought maybe you can give Hanna & I a few pointers!! Thk u Ky...X

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gardengirlla

Hanna & I purchased our first Carnivorous plants yesterday!!! Mine is the lrgr, Hanna says I can have the lrgr plant bc she can care for the baby & make "him" she named it "Cailou" 🙈 grow!! Rooting another 🍍 from the one we ate last night that I'd grown from a store bought 🍍..takes about 15 months here to grow 1 🍍 this way. I cut & clean top place a paper towel at bottom of mason jar for dampness & fill with h2O... XO #venusflytrap #carnivorousplant #propagating #propagatingpineap

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gardengirlla

The Venus Flytrap should enjoy life near these 2 lrg windows of our outdoor kitchen & it's near the door where lots of bugs especially mosquitos come in!! **once the 🍍 roots I'll transplant into a pot. You can use a potting mix containing 2 parts humus, 1 part sand and 2 parts soil. Because drainage is essential forpineapple growth, the right container is also important. Clay containers are a good choice for growing pineapples. VFT do better in a pot with holes at bottom for drainage.

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gardengirlla

Venus flytraps come from low-lying flatlands in coastal North Carolina, mostly around the town of Wilmington. Read that it is a crime to harvest these out in the wild in their natural habitat. They're trying to keep this Carnivorous plant thriving in its original habitat.

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bks

Wow, thanks for sharing your knowledge👌

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