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Carnivorous Plants: Heat and VFT's

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #8035442

My fly traps have looked great all spring and much of the summer but we are having a heat wave (100+ for about 12 days and not cooling off much at night) and their leaves are turning black. They are in a tub of water and not too dry but just can't seem to handle the relentless high temps. Is this normal for them?
My pitcher plants are doing great, even the 2 purperea are making new pitchers.
C
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
9:00 AM

Post #8035471

Some pics. First shows stress on the VFT's.

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
9:01 AM

Post #8035473

Healthy pitchers.

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
9:02 AM

Post #8035475

Purpurea

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
9:03 AM

Post #8035478

This little sundew showed up in the pot many, many months after it was planted...go figure?

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starsplitter7
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2010
9:36 AM

Post #8035543

Your plants are beautiful. The traps only live a few months, so this may be their natural cycle. I am in temps in the nineties and my VFTs seem to be doing well. I do think they will be happier when the temps drop a little.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
1:13 PM

Post #8035843

I hope its just a nat. process, they have done so well for me I would hate to have them die. I guess it makes sense that the traps made in spring would be dying now. I never got around to putting them into a large bog planter and now that will have to wait until they wake up next spring.
C
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

August 12, 2010
2:15 PM

Post #8035953

VFTs DO lose a few traps throughout the season. Don't sweat it!

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