Black Thumb needs help with Venus Fly Trap. Anyone know 'bout this plant?
Wed Jul 26 12:12:14 EST 1995
Hiya, all. I'm not much at plant controll.. --the gravel around
my house is growing weeds nicely though.. --but I just got a
Venus flytrap, as a pet. (^_^ --present. ^_^)
I know not to feed it often--the box says 'bout a pinhead size
piece of meat every two weeks or so is fine..
--I know to keep the dirt moist.. --it's a bog plant..
--other than that, I'm rather mystified.. --They grow in North
Carolina and northern south carolina, see, and I grow in Arizona,
at present. ^_^ --the queries I have have to do with Lighting
First, does it need direct light? Or can Indirect light work?
-- If it's a Bog plant, I don't think that means it's used to
having a lot of trees shading it--so direct light is my guess as
to what it needs--but in Arizona, direct light would bake it..
--and that brings us to the second question..
The box says the best temperature for this plant is 60 degrees.
--I'm assuming Farenheit. --but if this is a Bog plant, it can't
be growing in the Mountains of Carolina--so where does it get
this cold? --our house is kept conditioned at 80 degrees, which
is the best I can do--keeping the guy near the floor so he'll be
cool--but if it needs direct light...
Well, in reality, all I can ask for is some experienced advice..
--Alas, I must impose on whomever decides to be my benefactor
also. :/ ^_^ --I don't read newsgroups much at all--I just don't
have the time (Recall those weeds that are growing so well? ^_^;)
--if you reply, could you please Email me as well?
I thank you all heartily for your time.
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