Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap Care

Brownthumb16 added on August 21, 2016 | Answered

I have had a venus fly trap for a few weeks. I use distilled water and it gets several hours of filtered sunlight per day. Now 2 traps are turning black. What should I do? Thanks

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Answered on August 22, 2016

Each trap will normally die after it has digested a few flies, and the plant will grow a new trap to replace it. However, if all the traps turn black at once, this could be a sign of trouble. Overfeeding (too many flies caught at once) or addition of fertilizer (Venus fly traps do not need fertilizer) can cause this as these can be sources of stress.

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