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    Miniature flytrap?

    Is there a variety that grows smaller than others or is the one I bought just a young plant? It has traps that are only maybe a centimeter long at the longest.

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    There are at least several. I have two varieties that maintain very small, bright red foliage and never get much larger than a quarter - Pink Venus and Petite Dragon. I've read that there are pygmy strains that grow even smaller, comparable in size to pygmy Drosera, but I've never been able to find a source for them.
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    The stems that the traps are on are also thinner than the other VFT that I have.


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    Yes, definitely smaller.
    Petite Dragon against a ruler: http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn...6n2p53_56.html
    Pink Venus w/o a scale - check the size of the sprouts and moss though: http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/zph...PinkVenus.html
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    If you bought a typical then your plant is a typical waiting to grow.
    There are a few very small clones/cultivars like Cudo...and others i don't remember right now.
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    My Website: http://droseragemmae.com/

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    A similar thread popped up a while back. Your plant is probably just a young typical.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...light=smallest

    Jason

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    Oh I see now... I thought you asked something like, "Is there a variety that grows smaller than this small one I just got?" My mistake.
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    pygmy vft

    check out this thread on pygmy vft's.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...light=smallest

    bobz post gives a list of several and a link to check out pics.

    drosera, vft, ultric, pings you have options enough to make a really nice little terrarium.
    good luck. post some pics when you get it done.
    d


    oops ment this for another thread.
    Last edited by dking; 07-01-2009 at 09:42 AM. Reason: oops ment this for another thread.
    Does anyone else think that Miranda and Lady Pauline are terrible names for a male plant?

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