Carnivorous Plants forum: Venus fly traps and sarracenia

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Name: Vicious crazy lady Whalen
Colorado (Zone 5b)
Jul 14, 2016 10:51 PM CST
My traps and pitchers die after eating, either turning black or whithering. What am I doing wrong?
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jul 15, 2016 9:52 AM CST
That's strange. How much light do they receive? What type of soil are they in? How often do you water them, and what type of water? Do you fertilize?
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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Jul 15, 2016 9:54 AM CST
You might check our new Carnivorous plants forum. There are some members there who are successfully growing them. I hope you can find the answer to your problem.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 15, 2016 11:17 AM CST
Are you feeding your carnivores bugs? Or letting them fend for themselves? If you are feeding them, you might be over fertilizing. They don't need all that much (they are photosynthesizing); what they catch on their own is usually sufficient.
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jul 18, 2016 1:56 PM CST
Actually mine is doing the same but I think it's because I just bought it and is transitioning to its new environment! Did you just get yours?
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
Jul 19, 2016 6:16 PM CST
Pictures if possible would be lovely.
Name: Christina Wall
Northern Cal. (Zone 8a)
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Aug 19, 2016 4:30 PM CST
I just bought one myself. I read that after each leaf has have opened and fed three times they will turn black and die off and a new one will take it's place. I hope this info helps.
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