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Thread: My etiolated flytraps

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    My etiolated flytraps

    It's really a shame I can't give these guys more light.

    Looks like they'll have to wait until summer when I can take them home and get them out in the Norcal sun.

    These are from Andy:




    It's funny because the ones I picked up from my 99 cent store aren't etiolated...they are loving the little light I can give them since they've been in the dungeon of that store for a while.

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    If I am not mistaken I believe the fact that the leaves are thin and the traps are dark means that your plant is just fine. Maybe it is a variety that forms spindly leaves?

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    no they form different types of leaves, smaller ground leaves and then more upright etiolated leaves during spring...
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    Ah, I see. That does make sense.

    I'm trying to put them as close to the CFL as possible

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    The old growth looks ok (Red Dragons do grow upright in summer), but the two new leaves in the middle look like they're hunting for light.

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    Well put by the previous posts, your plant looks normal. The leaves will look a bit etiolated during the summer growing season. Way to pay attention to the changes though !
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    They look fine to me.

    Those are spring/summer leaves. Tall and straight. Mine are doing the same thing and they receive plenty of light.

    If your traps are coloring up nicely, you are indeed giving them sufficient light.
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    Get one of these lights that I've linked below. It's what I use in an adjustable arm lamp with a self/custom made mylar reflector. My flytraps love it. One of my B52s has 1.5 inch traps and it's only a few months old. They are not etoliated at all.

    http://www.1000bulbs.com/105-Watt-Co...rescent/31295/

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