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    Do you think this is a typical VFT? It is quite different from the other neighboring typical VFTs (look at first photo). I purchased them last year from a greenhouse, and when I started growing them outside this one plant produced a much brighter red coloring. Also the outside of the trap has a red lining. The plants are grown in direct sun, so all plants receive the same amount of light. What do you think?

    P.S. I will take better images when it stops raining here.



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    Looks fairly typical to me. According to Bugweed, traps stop coloring up the first time they close, so those older leaves are bound to stay green. The new leaves are red because they're in stronger light. There's a lot of variation among typical VFTs, so I wouldn't be surprised if you had one that was a little redder than the others.
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    Yeah, that is what I was kind of thinking. It is just that this plant is so much different from the rest.

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    Nice plant. As it's not a cultivar, I'd label it

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    Seedjar! Wrong! Not when they first close, but when they have their first live capture, and form their leaf "stomach". At that point, no further color development will occur. As far as color is concerned, remember the pinned topics. Different stimuli (bright shade, dappled sun, etc.) may be the trigger you are looking for as far as color is concerned. Experimenting with different variables in lighting can produce startling results, or, depending on the plant, nothing at all. DANG! I LUV VFT'S!!!!!!! I DO love the ones who redden in direct sun, but they are not as easy to find as the other VFT's that take the variable sun/shade scenario.

    BTW, there is nothing typical about the VFT as far as the plant is concerned. As C.D. said, its the most wonderful plant in the world.
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    FORGOT! Seedjar! Make no more mistakes or the floggings will begin! Make sure of what you read before you make your statements. Otherwise, my friend, IT'S THE RACK, AND THE IRON MAIDEN (good group) FOR YOU!!!!!

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    I think it's medication time for Bugweed
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    Thanks, Alvin. Forgot the meds-----------AGAIN!!!! LOL!
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