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    Katherine
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    Help?

    Hello.
    i'll get right to the point - I have a batch of Darlingtonia i'm growing from seed, and one of them's germinated entirely white. It's got no green or red colouring, which means it's got no chlorophyll, so it'll die, but I was wondering if this is normal, and also if there's anything I can do to try and get it to survive?

    I've heard of all red venus fly traps, and surely if they're all red they must not have very much chlorophyll, yet they survive? How is this?
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    The redness is caused by anthocyanins. It's not in place of chlorophyll, it just masks it visually.

    Your white plant could well be a gonna before long I'm afraid. Nature doesn't always get it right!

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