Title says it all. Why?
Title says it all. Why?
only the shadows know.... OOOo! ooOOooo! oooooOOH! (scary ghost noise)
Im pretty sure the reds are smaller ( i think ts that they grow slower but can get as large) because their color makes their photosynthesizing less efficient. That is what I've read before. Also, They can flower, but I would assume that the same reason for their growth slowness is the reason they dont often flower as much as the green cultivars. I know red piranahas that have flowered so red ones can definately flower. Those are as red as it gets lol/
Try to feed them alot.
The red generally acts as a sort of sunscreen for the plants, when it gets lots of light... so if the plant is forced to have that color, the solution is probably more light.
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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).
My 'Akai ryu' flowers every year it usually is a monster compared to my others. This year it seems to be struggling though. It flowered earlier but aborted. I've found 'Akai Ryu' to be very vigorous.
Here's a close-up of a double flower stalk from 2009
Flower stalk from 2010
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?
Last edited by Not a Number; 07-07-2011 at 02:26 PM.
Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.
"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!
Last edited by jht-union; 07-13-2011 at 04:31 PM.
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.