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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....1766064
    I found this playing around in Ebay, but they look like plain old VFTS to me. I just bought one at Lowes that looks just like these. What do you think?
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    Looks just like my Green Dragons. As I recall, someone else had a pic of seedlings that looked just like those and he also said they are Akai Ryu. They look an awful lot like my Green Dragons prolly still worth the price.. but the ID is questionable.

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    I'm fairly sure those are not Red Dragons. Look more like Green Dragons to me also.
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    There is red pigment outside of the trap, so they aren't typical VFT plants. Look like Green Dragon to me, or Red Dragon's that haven't been getting enough sun.

    If you see plants like that at Lowes, that would be a surprise!
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    They are red dragons [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] You can tell by the color and the petiol shape and the shape of the teeth. They just don't have enough sun for full red color.
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    At first I was leaning away from Akai ryu, but from what i've seen of the green dragons, they're red doesn't get that red. It get's to be quite a darker shade, mixing a bit with the left over green. Red dragons seem to get actually red.
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    I can't see the pic but I'd be far more concerned about the cultivating information provided. He recommends fertilizing! He also mentions growing them in 40% shade which may account for the lack of red coloration (from what everyone is saying).

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    Most growing info i've seen for vft's state that they like partial sun. From what i've seen, they like it 'til it almost hurts. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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