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    Best VFT cultivar

    What cultivar do you recommend for a beginner? I heard good things about Big mouth, Big vigorous, B52, and Fang cultivars.
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    B52 seems like a pretty boss plant to me. It was my only VFT that grew well with a mite infestation and it is also very big.

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    They are all very similar for growing. If you want to start out with a vft I recomend you wait until spring, if you cant wait though you could start with a tropical cp, some are nepenthes, tropical dews, mexican pings, and others.

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    Start with a robust/vigorous cultivar like bigmouth, big vigorous, (as you suggested) vigorous, finetooth x red, dutch, dutch delight, or dentate. Red ones tend to be a little bit weaker in my experience.

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    TBH in terms of hardiness they are all almost identical with the exceptions being the mutants like wacky, kms, and the tiny ones... B52 will grow the leargest, and at a pretty good pace, but it isn't really any hardier than the others.. If you are a beginner you should get a typical to get used to it since most people kill their first ones, or at least struggle a bit. If you wait until spring, I will have a bunch of b52 and dente that are going to be about small/medium that I can trade.

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    Some good suggestions already. I'd probably rank my favorite "vigorous" flytraps in the following order:
    Jaws
    B52
    Big Vigorous
    Big Mouth
    Fine Tooth x Red
    Dutch Delight

    All of those get nice sized traps, are vigorous growers and get good coloration (except for Dutch Delight which doesn't color up a whole lot).

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    I suck at flytraps. But B52 has been growing relentlessly without problems. No stopping this beast..

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    This is probably a bad reason to select a cultivar but which has the biggest traps. I had a lowes typical plant until it rotted away from its base. If there are any other reasons you like a cultivar besides trap size can you please list them. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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