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    Here's one of the plants re-potted on 11 March, just sending up its first sets of Spring leaves, and now catching a few things on the sly . . .

    Dionaea muscipula cv. "B52"
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    Hey BB - is that outside or in a GH?

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    The plants remain outside -- and were literally flooded by the rains over this last weekend. I have also found that you cannot give the plants too much sun . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    okay by you cannot give the plants too much sun do u mean, its impossible to give them too much sun or do u mean...dont give them too much sun?

    ps. i gotta say u got skills, from the condition it was in in the first pics to now...wow.

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    BB that's a gorgeous VFT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jafvortex93 View Post
    okay by you cannot give the plants too much sun do u mean, its impossible to give them too much sun or do u mean...dont give them too much sun?

    ps. i gotta say u got skills, from the condition it was in in the first pics to now...wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ngantnier View Post
    BB that's a gorgeous VFT!


    Thanks. I am looking forward to Summer; the plants will only get larger and nastier by July . . .

    What I meant to say, was that most Dionaea I see in cultivation are light-starved and fragile; no wonder that they are not allowed to flower. These plants are actually tough, survive fires and flooding, and are capable of taking in a great amount of light -- even if the initial exposure manages to burn a few leaves. Gradually expose them to direct sun and you will not be disappointed. If you had ever seen them in the field, you would appreciate just how exposed and harsh the conditions can be in the Carolinas.

    I have also been successful growing them under lights, while at college -- so I am not one of those growers reflexively adverse to using fluorescents; but growing them outside -- if at all possible -- solves a great deal of problems, including hardening them to the elements, managing their feeding -- and more importantly, preparing them for their circannual cycle and dormancy. It's just more of a pain in the **** . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    oooh okay yea thanks for clearing that up!! =]

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    Here are just a couple of those plants, re-potted into gallon containers back in March -- and now taking on a bit of Spring color . . .

    Dionaea muscipula cv. "B52"


    D. muscipula cv. "Big Mouth"
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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