Today I potted up a baby VFT "Akai Ryu".

I bought the parent plant from It arrived on May 3rd. It started to send up a flower scape soon after it arrived. I cut the scape and tossed it in some live sphagnum on May 28th. On July 23rd, I saw several growth buds appear. Today it is sending down roots and the leaves are about a half inch long. This was my first attempt at VFT scape propagation. It has taken 3 months from start to finish. It was a fun and rewarding little project.

I plan to donate this little guy to the NASC auction next year. Hopefully he will grow to a respectable size by then.

Good growing,