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15.10.2023 - 17:51 / gardenerspath.com
Why Is My Venus Flytrap Turning Black?
Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) are carnivorous species native to the watery peat bogs of North and South Carolina.
They’re best known for their striking colors – red, yellow, green, blood orange – and their unique method of catching prey.
When an insect or a spider disturbs the hairs on the upper surface of their leaves, the trap will snap shut and the plant will slowly digest its prey.
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Unfortunately, wild populations are considered endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. However, they are available commercially in a way that does not impact wild populations.
In our guide to growing Venus flytraps, we cover how to cultivate these unique specimens in your home.
It can be very disappointing to find the striking colors of your carnivorous beauty fading to an inky black.
Can anything be done to save your plant or prevent it from happening again? That’s what we’ll cover in this guide. Here’s the lineup:
Sometimes, a Venus flytrap turning black just signals that it’s entering dormancy.
When the days grow colder and shorter, this triggers the plant to die back, conserving energy in the rhizome. The foliage will turn black before it eventually wilts.
This is completely normal and the colors will return when the long days and warmer temperatures return.
Venus flytraps require about ten weeks in dormancy to have strong growth next season.
If you have your plant inside, place it in an area with low light and cooler temperatures for three months.
If you do this, the lowest temperature your flytraps can be subjected to is 45℉. You can provide this by placing them on a porch
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