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Thread: Observation: Red VFT's are small and don't flower

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    "Here's one grown by another LACPS member from last year. There's a quarter at the bottom of the picture to give an idea of scale. Who sez you can't grow 'em in terrariums?"

    I think peoplecan grow them in terrariums, i just think that most of the people that tries to use a terrarium are normally newbies with the lack of knowlegde about VFT's that think they would live good in a terrarium. But once you know how exactly the plant works and watering, soil..etc then you might be able to grow them in terrariums. And if it is someone experience then he/she knows how to handle watering and all that.


    By the way nice pics from the first post, and your pics!
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    My issue is... my flytraps get easily 8 hours of direct sun a day and every cultivar I have is bright green . I cannot... for the life of me... get them to color up (was this way last year as well). Yet my flyraps inside under T5s are blood red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    I like your pine needles

    My 'Royal Red' and 'Pink Venus' did fine all of last year and I think they'll do fine this year too.. the color of yours looks like the color of mine, so the only thing you're not doing that I am is going to rip up some cricket parts to feed them with (I feed *every* trap once a month).

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    Red cultivars will flower, but their seed yield usually isn't worth it. Our Akai Ryus produced a staggering 3 seeds this year....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
    My issue is... my flytraps get easily 8 hours of direct sun a day and every cultivar I have is bright green . I cannot... for the life of me... get them to color up (was this way last year as well). Yet my flyraps inside under T5s are blood red.
    I also have never gotten good color outside, but even under t8's get deep reds. /shrug

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    Could it also be a function of age? My red flytraps flower every Spring and achieve a very dark color while grown outside; and often attempt a second round of blooming by Fall -- but they are also several years old . . .
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    My D. 'Akai Ryu' gets nice and dark with only 4-6 hours of direct sun. Try a little dappled shade. Some plants give their best coloration with some shade, others don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    I like your pine needles

    My 'Royal Red' and 'Pink Venus' did fine all of last year and I think they'll do fine this year too.. the color of yours looks like the color of mine, so the only thing you're not doing that I am is going to rip up some cricket parts to feed them with (I feed *every* trap once a month).
    Question for you!

    How do you rip em up? I was thinking of doing this so I could use 1 cricket per however many traps. So I was just wondering. I'm imagining you chopping them up with a knife all chef'd up and serving them to your VFT.

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