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    My little red Dionaea

    Below are some photos of a Dionaea I purchased off ebay. The seller does not know its origin or whether it's a cultivar or not but I like it all the same. He says that it has always stayed as a small plant and it seems to be staying that way for me too, with the traps being no bigger than 15mm, so it may be a miniature.






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    If it stays like that, it could be something similar to 'Petite Dragon'
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    Quote Originally Posted by petmantis View Post
    If it stays like that, it could be something similar to 'Petite Dragon'
    That's what I thought too... but of course I won't be labellings it as such as I have no evidence to say that it is and the world of VFT names is already in a mess due to mislabeling.

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    I agree that renaming an unknown plant with a cultivar name is a bad idea. One hint is that when the plant flowers, check to see if it consistently has a bifurcated scape. That is a characteristic of 'Petite Dragon'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobZ View Post
    I agree that renaming an unknown plant with a cultivar name is a bad idea. One hint is that when the plant flowers, check to see if it consistently has a bifurcated scape. That is a characteristic of 'Petite Dragon'.
    Is this characteristic exclusive enough to single it out as this cultivar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    Is this characteristic exclusive enough to single it out as this cultivar?
    Perhaps not, but I grow lots of VFT clones and 'Petite Dragon' is the only one that consistently produces bifurcated scapes. However, it is safer to not rename unknown plants based on a guess. Perhaps your ebay seller may know where the plant originated.

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