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My vfts have been going through a lot of stuff and that includes lighting, mold, pests I need to know if I should grow my plants in a terrarium or not or if I grow them in regular pots, how do I care for these??? I've been growing on and off for 10+ years please tell me the proper care for vfts and also nepenthes
 
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My vfts have been going through a lot of stuff and that includes lighting, mold, pests I need to know if I should grow my plants in a terrarium or not or if I grow them in regular pots, how do I care for these??? I've been growing on and off for 10+ years please tell me the proper care for vfts and also nepenthes
I also need some help with artificial lighting and what to choose
 
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Grow them outside if at all possible. They are not terrarium plants, they expect full sun and temperate seasons. The ICPS, Sarracenia Northwest, and numerous other sites already list out their care needs in full detail.
 
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Grow them outside if at all possible. They are not terrarium plants, they expect full sun and temperate seasons. The ICPS, Sarracenia Northwest, and numerous other sites already list out their care needs in full detail.
Hmmm... Okay but how am I growing them indoors in a open terrarium, 15 watt sansi grow light with 1500 lumens... Idk maybe I would be getting all green in the traps if they weren't getting enough light but they have enough color too... I'm not going against what you're saying I'm just saying I'm in Texas, not the best place to grow carnivorous plants outdoors and plus I'm going to be moving to Missouri soon... So it's going to be too cold like -20°f at the least in the winters there. I have no other choice and my brother Sebastian likes to flip over anything I sit out there to grow and he'll stomp on them, that's him tho...
 
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Temperatures exceed 100F here in summer with far drier conditions than most of Texas sees, and the plants winter just fine moved into the basement here, some people grow them in mulched over permanent outdoor bogs. Outdoors is still the recommendation, especially with light that weak being used in the artificial setup which is going to worsen any and all issues caused by the increased humidity (not needed) of an enclosed terrarium system.
 

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They need to be grown outdoors in full sun, not in terrariums.
When temps consistently are below freezing I move my plants to an unheated garage. No light, soil just barely damp to avoid the plants rotting when dormant.
 
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Yep I'm sure that'll work out for you when I'm 17 barely 18 stuck here with siblings like I mentioned, they'll kill anything that they have in there path! My little one throws bricks at my 4th oldest ear, hits and breaks his nose, yea I'm sure that'll work like I said not possible
 
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My vfts have been going through a lot of stuff and that includes lighting, mold, pests I need to know if I should grow my plants in a terrarium or not or if I grow them in regular pots, how do I care for these I've been growing on and off for 10+ years please tell me the proper care for vfts and also nepenthes
Here is proper care info for your VFT: Growing Dionaea muscipula | ICPS
And my fave website for info on Nepenthes: Nepenthes Around the House
For fun, and future reference, here is my fave site for Sundews: Web site
Good Luck!
 
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