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Almost 10 Weeks!

Who-Ha! I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 weeks since the last update. But it has! A lot has happened since November 14.

Check this out!

LOOK at  The Venus Fly trap & The Pitcher Plant! Just LOOK at them…..

**BEFORE & AFTER**

Before & After

 

This has been thrilling learning how to grow these two plants. I’ve also noticed, Do you see the blue arrows? See the little black looking dots? Well, they are actually not black dots.  Those are little hairlike triggers. When a bug lands on any of those hairlike things the Venus Fly Trap will close. AND when it closes it stays closed until it get ALL the nutrients from the bug. Then it will open.

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These two plants are amazing and I can’t wait to see them in another 10 weeks….

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Really, BUG Biting plants Terrarium Set?

Okay, so I’m not really into buying *so called* Educational Kits but as I was walking though Lowe’s one caught my eye.

I said to myself,

“why not”

So I did! I purchased one.

Here’s the kit I purchased:

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 1 – Package of soil mixture

1 – Package Sphagnum Moss

1 – package containing a dormant Venus Fly Trap & a Pitcher Plant

 

The instructions say:

1. Fill the container with soil mixture.

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2. Soak sphagnum moss in water (bottled, distilled or rain water) do not use treated water.

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 3. Place wet sphagnum moss on top of the soil mixture.

4. Leave enough space for watering, approx. 1/4 inch from top.

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5. Plant the dormant Venus Flytrap and Pitcher Plant, roots pointing down, point of growth at surface.

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6. Press the dormant plant firmly into the sphagnum moss.

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7. Add 1/4 cup untreated water and put terrarium top in place.

(I’m assuming the terrarium top is the container it came in)

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I can’t wait to see what happens if anything. I have done some research. The research I’ve done both plants are supposed to like wet or very damp soil. Think bogs or wetland wet/damp.

Check out this video!

My fingers & toes are crossed!  I can’t wait to come back and give you an update. In the meantime if you have any questions shoot me an email. AND happy growing 🙂