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    Red fly trap hardiness?

    I have been wanting to get a red vft for a while now, but I have heard they are less hardy than the green varieties. Is this true? I was looking into getting an akai ryu cultivar.

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    Where did you hear that? Cultivars should be no less hardy than your typical VFT. Though there may be a few exceptions, red cultivars are not one of them

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    I would agree, color is not an indicator of cold hardiness. I know for a fact that 'Akai Ryu' can take the cold well. There are some cultivars out there that are not supposed to handle freezes as well but I don't know of any off the top of my head.

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    Oops, I didn't mean cold hardiness. I meant that I heard that they are less vigorous growers and that they are a bit more difficult to care for. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Generally speaking, they don't grow as big or as fast. There are exceptions, of course. FTS Maroon Monster is one of the bigger, faster growing red cultivars.

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    CarnivoreGirl, nice mug. Can you tell me where you got it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntsmanshorn View Post
    CarnivoreGirl, nice mug. Can you tell me where you got it?
    Thanks, I sell em! It's the last one on the page here: http://www.thecarnivoregirl.com/product-category/mugs/

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