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I have a Dente fly trap I bought in Florida. Somehow i got it back into Kentucky without it dying.

I have it under a lamp (not directly) along with my other plants. Its next to a window too, so it has sun light.
By luck I replanted it in Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss and a big pot than what i got it in.It has plenty of water and it isn't cover by plastic.
Here's my question: I know a trap wears out after 3-4 times of it shuting, but all my original pods are dying. Even the new ones that were growning when i bought the plant, yet 3 new pods are growing too. Is this a cycle? Does it drop its pods for new ones? Or is my plant dying?

If i sound completely stupid with these questions, I'm sorry. This is my first fly trap and i know nothing more than the usuall rules of plants. And what i found on the plant care sheet on this web site about fly traps.

Thanks,
RaVeN
 
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Good Day Raven! Nice to have you on board. The only thing I can think of is it is in shock from being transplanted. Most people transplant vfts durning the end of the dormancy. It should recover just may take awhile.

Travis
 
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Thanks!!!
I was getting worried i killed it when i replanted it, but then it grew more pods...So coolies.
Now to find some victims for it!
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hhhm , i wonder why now people call the vft traps pods
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, check my care sheet which is in ym signature , its shoudl help you , i think your plant just went through shock when replanting it , or it just wanst to go to dromancy .
 

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Well, its getting near to the dormancy season. If your plant continues to die back and lose traps, don't give up on it and pitch it or anything. It may well come back next spring a robust and healthy plant.

BTW...Welcome to the forums.
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Hope you stick around and learn some tips and enjoy the community.
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Suzanne
 
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