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#1 User is offline   Josh 

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:57 AM

Sorry people need to find out whether they are ok. I got them from the recent MO.

Cupped
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/IMG_2186_zpscfd09103.jpg

Shark's teeth
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/IMG_2187_zps141d0d41.jpg

Condition : near windows sill, good sun (3-4 hours) exposure with a water tray. (1:1 moss and perlite).
Slight concern is that the new traps are turning black.

Appreciate any inputs to improve the conditions for them.
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 12:24 PM

Pretty normal sign for these during acclimatization, old leaves will dry and turn black. Just look out for the new growth , as long as they are green and "fresh" you shouldn't have to worry.
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:30 PM

View PostJosh, on 02 February 2015 - 10:57 AM, said:

Condition : near windows sill, good sun (3-4 hours) exposure with a water tray. (1:1 moss and perlite).
Slight concern is that the new traps are turning black.


Newly potted VFTs do lose 1-2 leaves (ie blacken) if they are reabsorbing the nutrients to put out a new root. But if the new traps are still turning black and do not look as healthy as the leaves that the plant came with, then your light level is likely to be too low. VFTs LOVE light...my best growing ones are getting bright light the whole day and at least 3-4 of direct sunlight. Those under artificial light are lit for 12 hours. :flowers:/>

Your Shark's Teeth looks better than the Cupped Trap...IME, Cupped Trap is a more "sensitive" form so do keep an eye on the newest growth. Also, trim off the black leaves to prevent fungus.
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:41 PM

Nep and Cindy,

Thank you very much for the responses. Much appreciated it.

Will trim the blackened leaves and monitor the situation. Might activate artificial light if necessary.
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:53 AM

hi Josh,

The VFT took a few days to travel to and reach you. The roots is the brain of the plant and need time to settle back into the soil, Let it be in the soil so the roots, root hairs, root cap can establish itself. Once this happens, the plant will start to grow well. While VFT required at least 4 hours of direct sun, it is still not advisable to let it jump into that situation post transportation. You'll need to let the plant accustomise to the new enviroment, make sure it is a permanent one. Introduce the pot to the new area with full morning sun for 2 hours before removing it to indirect sun(shade) , do this for a week, introduce more direct sun each week, by 4th week, it should have stabilized and you can let it be in full sun all day. This method will help the existing leaf but usually the new leaf will able to tolerate the new conditions. Increasing humidity is also another factor. try to use bubble tea cup with base cut off and placed on top of the pot so the wind not evaporate much water . Remember the soil has to be moist all day and not dripping wet.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:46 PM

Hi Tish,

Thanks for very detailed information.
As the sunlight is rather erratic for these few days and hence i have resorted to LED lights for these plants.
[Update for my other neps, cupped traps are looking reddish and looks a bit better except for shark's teeth]

Saw a bit of fungus growing on the dead leaves. cleaning and trimming done.
I have noted about the soil requirements, seems like my soil is too wet (might attribute to the fungus)
will try to adjust the water tray. [will try to adopt your suggestion]

Thanks again for the information.

View Posttish, on 06 February 2015 - 09:53 AM, said:

hi Josh,

The VFT took a few days to travel to and reach you. The roots is the brain of the plant and need time to settle back into the soil, Let it be in the soil so the roots, root hairs, root cap can establish itself. Once this happens, the plant will start to grow well. While VFT required at least 4 hours of direct sun, it is still not advisable to let it jump into that situation post transportation. You'll need to let the plant accustomise to the new enviroment, make sure it is a permanent one. Introduce the pot to the new area with full morning sun for 2 hours before removing it to indirect sun(shade) , do this for a week, introduce more direct sun each week, by 4th week, it should have stabilized and you can let it be in full sun all day. This method will help the existing leaf but usually the new leaf will able to tolerate the new conditions. Increasing humidity is also another factor. try to use bubble tea cup with base cut off and placed on top of the pot so the wind not evaporate much water . Remember the soil has to be moist all day and not dripping wet.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:49 PM

View PostJosh, on 09 February 2015 - 04:46 PM, said:

Hi Tish,

Thanks for very detailed information.
As the sunlight is rather erratic for these few days and hence i have resorted to LED lights for these plants.
[Update for my other neps, cupped traps are looking reddish and looks a bit better except for shark's teeth]

Saw a bit of fungus growing on the dead leaves. cleaning and trimming done.
I have noted about the soil requirements, seems like my soil is too wet (might attribute to the fungus)
will try to adjust the water tray. [will try to adopt your suggestion]

Thanks again for the information.



indoor, dont use water container/tray, means dont let pot stand in water for more than 30 mins. :)/>
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:57 PM

Tish,
Thanks thanks. all of them (nep, vfts) will have no water for tonight.

I will hunt some plastic cups in replacement for maintaining the humidity tonight :)/>

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indoor, dont use water container/tray, means dont let pot stand in water for more than 30 mins. :)/>/>

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:31 AM

Latest Update :
after few days of LED lights shining....I have brought them out to be at the windows now.

<a href="http://s1057.photobucket.com/user/sgjosh/media/P_20150210_085203_zpsca3fdbcb.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085203_zpsca3fdbcb.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P_20150210_085203_zpsca3fdbcb.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1057.photobucket.com/user/sgjosh/media/P_20150210_085136_zpsc9d5fa19.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085136_zpsc9d5fa19.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P_20150210_085136_zpsc9d5fa19.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1057.photobucket.com/user/sgjosh/media/P_20150210_085143_zps105f4750.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085143_zps105f4750.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P_20150210_085143_zps105f4750.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1057.photobucket.com/user/sgjosh/media/P_20150210_085215_zps990cb872.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085215_zps990cb872.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P_20150210_085215_zps990cb872.jpg"/></a>

Only slight concern is the humidity level.... Adjustments needed ?
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:36 AM

Latest Update :
after few days of LED lights shining....I have brought them out to be at the windows now.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085203_zpsca3fdbcb.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085143_zps105f4750.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085136_zpsc9d5fa19.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150210_085215_zps990cb872.jpg

Only slight concern is the humidity level.... Adjustments needed ?

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

Hi Josh,

Humidity is not an issue with the rest except for the Neps originally kept in higher humidity. The VFT plants are still ground-hugging so the media will provide moisture.
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:17 AM

Cindy,

Thanks for the information. I will give the neps more water or keep them water logged (0.5 cm). As for VFT , i will keep them moist every few days.

Will continue to monitor them :)/>

Josh.


View PostCindy, on 10 February 2015 - 02:26 PM, said:

Hi Josh,

Humidity is not an issue with the rest except for the Neps originally kept in higher humidity. The VFT plants are still ground-hugging so the media will provide moisture.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:14 AM

Latest update :
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150223_094919_zps8ab86019.jpg
Concern : I observe that it's getting bigger, but will it upsize again?


http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150223_094926_zpsd5b755f0.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150223_094940_zpsd765c6e3.jpg
Concern : the sundew is reddish but no dew ? should i trim off the flower stalks ?

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150223_094951_zps7c4174aa.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150223_094957_zps5e31a156.jpg
Concern : both under go the same light treatment (LED grow lights), water / moisture control, only difference is shark's teeth went for repotting with additional peat moss, while cupped trap remains untouched.

Any comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks again
Regards,
Josh.

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