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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Hey everyone my Red Dragon's have gave up the ghost. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Darn. It seems they need TONS of sun. It appears they rotted from the leaves inward. I think I'll try them 1 more time and if I still have the rotting problem even when I gave them good sun I'll stop growing them.

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    Don't give up Nepenthes Gracilis , just keep trying to grow them and if they die , you'll learn from your mistakes .

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    Everyone seem's to kill Red Dragon's. Why is is produced if they are small and hard to grow?

    tuyen thi, you signed up like 24 hours ago and you already have 40 posts! Took me 6 months to get 15 when I started.

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    Blame it on too much inbreeding! The desire to make an all red flytrap by selecting darker and darker clones each generation and then crossing them together causes a reduction in vigor. This is a huge problem with many types of plants where you breed heavily for a specific trait. For example Green Dragon which is Red Dragon crossed back to a normal VFT and you get a huge jump back to vigorous plants. The next step would be to take Red Dragon and cross it back to Green Dragon. There should be alot of Red vft with better vigor than Red Dragon but probably a little less vigor than Green Dragon. The other way to go would be to cross Red Dragon with a completely different line of Red VFT.

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    Red dragons aren't realy all that small I have one with traps about 3/4" and if you were to measure it in diameter it's about 8" and dark reddish purple.
    Sorry to hear about yours Nep G [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] that realy sucks!!! Never give up though Nep G you just gotta figure out what whats going wrong [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Was it in a tank? I kept my vfts in a tank and they all took turns dying I got sick of replacing them and one day put them in a pot and they are doing fine. I also had a hard time with them growing with a sphagnum x sand mix although I'm sure others have no problems with it I for some reason struggled. I also keep the tray level down for mine if that helps you or anybody else [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I have one word for Tony-Genius. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Clown, yeah it sucks. They are or I should say were [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] in a 12 inch pot with S.Leucophylla,S.Rubra spp. Rubra and Common and GD VFT's. I think I'll give them another shot but I am going to invest in some serious lighting ways or get my greenhouse up first them go into them again. So all of you have changed my mind to try them again! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi Nep,
    Hope I can help. I have sort of the opposite problem, but I might have some insight. I've noticed that my Red Dragon doesn't like to be quite as soggy as my common and Green Dragon.

    My plants don't get full sun because in my case they may burn (Zone 9/10/11) so they're sitting in all-day indirect light in a northern facing window.

    For my common and green dragon, I keep their trays filled with loads of water so that they're sitting in it 24-7. For the Red Dragon, I put a bit less so it's in it water for about 15 hours, moist but not soggy.

    I had noticed that Reds and commons's emerging traps can rot sometimes with cold/water. My red did much better with less moisture. The red is actually doing better than the 4-year old common (recently put it into hibernation) and growing traps as quickly as the Green, though the leaves are shorter.

    BTW, I got the Red and Green here at Exotic Gardens! :biggrin:

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    Hmm..now that you mention it I did keep it with the other VFT's that are doing great and they didn't. Interesting......anyone care to pick up on this?

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