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    Growing Venus Flytrap Cultivors

    Okay, Okay, I know, a lot depend on growing conditions! This is just my humble opinion based on the Cultivor's that I own.

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    Dutch
    Dente
    Vigourous
    Fang
    Medium:
    Typical
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    Royal Red
    Cross Teeth
    Hard To Grow
    Red Dragon
    Pink

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    I don't know............

    I find all my VFT's easy to grow and they all grow in the same conditions.

    I do find however that the Dentè, Big Mouth and B52 cultivars far more "aggressive".

    That is, aggressive in the respect that their traps are more easily tripped while moving, spraying, cleaning, re-potting etc.

    Anyone else ever notice this?
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    I dont see any reason why any VFT would be "easier" or "harder" than any other..
    they are all the same species afterall..
    perhaps some are genetically weaker I guess..maybe...
    but I doubt there is any real difference.

    (and its "cultivar" by the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    I dont see any reason why any VFT would be "easier" or "harder" than any other..
    they are all the same species afterall..
    perhaps some are genetically weaker I guess..maybe...
    but I doubt there is any real difference.

    (and its "cultivar" by the way)

    Scot
    (yes I know im replying to myself..)

    after I typed the note above, I was thinking how a CP like Nepenthes has real variations in "easy to grow" and "hard to grow"..
    but there are different species of nepenthes!
    same genus, but different species..
    while all VFTs are the same species..so there shouldnt be that much difference.

    then I thought...domestic dogs.
    they are also all the same species, Canis familiaris.
    however the cultivar "Siberian Husky" is a lot easier to grow outdoors in Alaska
    than the cultivar "Chihuahua"!

    I just thought it was funny that I quickly refuted my own arguement..
    although dogs arent really the same things as VFTs...but still.

    Scot

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    The only real differences I've noticed have been w/ 'Wacky Traps' & 'Cupped Trap'. I found 'Wacky' to be significantly weaker than a normal VFT and 'Cupped Trap' to be somewhat weaker. All of the others have grown like typicals for me (more or less).
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    I grow red dragon very easy there may be more vigor/less vigor but not more hard to grow though...

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    What I have noticed is that the 'Cupped Trap' is a very slow and weak grower.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    The only real differences I've noticed have been w/ 'Wacky Traps' & 'Cupped Trap'. I found 'Wacky' to be significantly weaker than a normal VFT and 'Cupped Trap' to be somewhat weaker. All of the others have grown like typicals for me (more or less).
    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    What I have noticed is that the 'Cupped Trap' is a very slow and weak grower.
    "Wacky traps" and "cupped trap" plants are probably trying to die!
    and IMO we should let them die..
    in the wild, they wouldnt survive and would die naturally..

    IMO, I wish everyone would let these "deformed" varieties die off..
    I especially cringe when people attempt to breed these varieties..
    it weakens the gene pool..we shouldnt let these genes loose into the general VFT popululation..its bad for the plants.

    I guess it doesnt hurt anything to grow them or propagate them vegetatively..
    since they already exist.
    but PLEASE dont let them flower and dont let them reproduce!
    I would be very happy if all these varieties died off..
    im so glad the "pom pom" VFT never survived..(or so it seems)

    (I know my opinion on this will be useless...we will also still have persian cats, bulldogs and parrot/jellybean cichlids..creatures that are so hideously deformed they can barely breathe or eat..)

    Scot

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