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    Which carnivorous plants do you dislike?

    This is an odd question, but which carnivorous plants do you actually dislike (whether it's their difficulty with growing, their appearance, etc)

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of the Venus Fly Trap "Dente" because it just looks bad. It goes against what a Venus Fly Trap should look like (the "teeth" are a signature feature that everyone recognizes) and it looks cheap, as if someone took some scissors and clipped off the teeth.

    I also dislike Drosophyllum with the fact that Drosophyllum can only be reproduced from seed, it's near impossible to transplant them without killing them, and if they are over-watered, they rot away.



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    Hehe - the ones that died?
    Seriously, I like them all, even if I think a few are kind of ugly or frustrating. The tough ones are just a challenge.
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    i don't think there's a plant, period, that I dislike. maybe stinging nettles...and crabgrass.

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    Drosera Prolifera, I just find it unattractive. Drosera kenneallyi and Drosera Falconeri as well. I just don't like that shape.
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    I mainly like the most diverse forms of each kind of plant. I feel that a lot of Nep hybrids, esp complex MM hybrids, are generally rather boring and "samey" looking.

    There are also far too many "paddle shaped leaf" Droseras that look the same but with different names!

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    I dislike Sarracenia psittacina and most hybrids that have it as a parent for aesthetic reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    This is an odd question, but which carnivorous plants do you actually dislike (whether it's their difficulty with growing, their appearance, etc)
    I dislike VFT "wacky traps". What's the use of a carnivorous plant that is unable to do what it was intended to do? I think it's ugly too.

    I have a strong preference towards bog dwelling CPs; thus, I'm not particularly fond of drosophyllum and quasi-CPs.

    non-CPs I hate include blue-green algae (I hated fighting in my fishtanks) and jasmine (the apartment management grew this beside my balcony, and the stuff was a safe haven for red spider mites). I also hate eloda--I keep snagging fishing hooks on the stuff when I go bass fishing. I also hate brussel sprouts and zucchini--they taste terrible.

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    I don't like bladderworts...you can't see their trap

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