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    If this plant is indeed primuliflora the plant prefers wet conditions unlike most of the other North American temperate species. I grow mine semi-aquatically. I have heard stories of these plants growing in floating matts on the water surface in habitat, and I occasionally submerge my plant. I think the water tray method will be ok as well, but flood without fear with this one!
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    primiflora are a neat warm-temerate ping that doesnt need a dormancy in my expreience. The fun thing is, they often grow lil' plantlets from the tips of the older leaves.
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    So, is it true that when this plant catches a bug/fly, the leaf will roll up like a jellyroll? Someone told me that, but I wasn't sure if it was true...

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    Not quite to that extent. The margins will roll up a little but the leaf itself won't. There are a couple species that have leaves that are quite heavily rolled but they just grow that way.
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    So once the bugs land on the sticky goo, then what happens? Do the consume nutrients like VFT's? Will this plant become a big bug sticker? I guess what I am asking is what happens to the bugs?

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    The leaf acts like fly paper. The bug lands on it and then the leaf secretes juices to digest it and then absorbs the gunk left over. So in a way it is like the VFT in that it absorbs the juices after disolving the bug but in a way it is different because it never closes around the bug.
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    The bug lands... Dies.... The it gets all wet and shiny, then it dries up, and whats leftover is leftover. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] I think... Hehehe...

    If it has long kinda thing, strap shaped leaves that its primaflora... If they are more round and stubby, it could be moranensis... They are common in garden centers too...

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    Garden centers carry the fly paper VFT's? Which one?
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