I know that it's not reccomended to fertilize your VFT, but I've heard of people fertilizing theirs. If you've fertilized, what kind did you use? Did it make your plant improve? By the way.. I have a baby Common Venus Fly Trap and I added a fertilizing stick to the soil and it's doing excellent! I already see two new leaves coming up that appeared about two days after I fertilized it! Since I live in Texas, I don't generally place it in direct sun so I really don't have too much of an advantage to getting the mouths red. But, I noticed that it's begining to become more red inside the mouth and I have it in full shade most of the day.