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Thread: VFT Tanning - How to get red traps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overmind1632 View Post
    will a light bulb producing 1.3k lumuns help my VFT or is it useless?
    1.3k lumens is nothing compared to the sun. I'm not sure what the lumen output on my lights is, but I do have a couple vft growing there that get a moderately decent tint to them. Nothing like being grow outside like some of the members here; but for now it's the best I can do.

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    yeah you pretty much have to put them outside to get deep reds. As xvart said:

    your lights: 1,300 lumens
    sun: 10,000 lumens/sq. ft.
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    the sun is the best light to grow these plants. However, when circumstances arise that compel you to grow them inside...just use daylight bulbs....full spectrum. I get the colour on my VFT's from purely indoor light.


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    I grow mine both inside and outside, when the sun sets outside, I then give them artificial light for a few more hours so they get a photoperiod for about 11-13 hours

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    I have one of my VFTs, a young 'Petite Dragon', growing under blue LEDs. This plant has taken on very strong colouration, with the whole of it being a deep crimson colour. I believe that blue light encourages anthocyanins and these promote colouration within plants.

    There's an article about anthocyanins here: http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn...nthocyanin.htm

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    My typical originally would not produce red traps. But I have started to notice that its new leaves are getting redder everything a new shoot comes off. Any have an answer to this?
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    I noted that my plants redden up with exposure to sunlight. The more days outside, the redder they get. When i have them inside for any length of time they begin to fade. But i'm in Florida and seem to have that option all the time. When I was in Michigan they didn't get a lot of outdoor sunlight and they were always pretty green. Hope this helps.

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    Mine is kept in a somewhat shaded West facing window with a daylight CFL in a clamp light suspeneded about 8in above the plant. I've found that the traps add quite a bit of color as they age, especially on the spines.

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