After reading several sites, care sheets, books, etc. on VFTs I have retained two particular statements about coloring up a VFT’s traps:
1) Traps tend to color up more easily in fall, as the plant is entering dormancy.
2) Traps tend to color up more easily if the plant has not had a “meal” in a long time. The red color inside the traps will intensify in color and therefore, increase the chances of attracting an insect to its doom.
In your experience are any of the two statements above true or at least slightly true? I know the genetics of the plant and the amount and type of lighting the plant receives are main factors that determine how well traps will color up, but have any of you noticed that the above factors affect “the red”?
So far, from my experience I can say that statement #2 has not proven to be true in any of my VFTs…