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    The plant originally started life as this...about 8 months ago...it just kinda grew out of control! There are well more than 50 traps in all, I need to find some flies [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]


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    Wow, it IS a clumping cultivar. Thats so cool. I wish I would luck out and get one some time, but I never do [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Still, congrats on getting such an awsome one [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    All VFT's clump, it's their nature to reproduce by rhizome division.

    Nutrition and lighting plays a large role in this process. Outside my plants feed constantly, most traps are closed with prey. Sometimes the prey is partly outside the traps and they rot, sometimes they don't, but in any event there are so many of them it is not an issue. I generally just let them be, and remove any blackened traps.

    I would recommend additional lighting for the Western exposure if you can manage it. These are light loving plants.
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    A few more pics if anyone is interested...now repotted into a nice 5 inch wide, 6 inch deep pot.

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    I'm sure they are very happy to have more room.

    Tamlin, while all VFTs will clump, some do so at a rather insain rate. It's been linked to sertan tissue culture plants and is a common mutation in tissue culture. Plants with the odd habbit get the title "Clumping Cultivar", even though it isn't just one clone. I'm sure their are plenty of people here who could show you a side by side image of one of their clumpers and one of their "typicals" so you can get an idea of the difference.
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    I want a Clumping Cultivar!!!! Mine only get 8 leaves at a time and pretty much no more than that. I want one like newbie-flycatcher has! Oh well lol! My parents are buying me a Chinchilla for the end of school present. I still want one lol![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    PS: Nice Pics newbie-flycatcher! As you can tell I really enjoyed them![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Darcie,

    You may give these forms the title "Clumping Cultivars", or call them anything you wish, but until they become formally registered with a published description, what you feel is a "clumping cultivar" is only your own opinion.

    It would be more accurate to refer to these plants as "varieties" vs "cultivar" since the term "cultivar" is reserved for formally published material. "Dentate", "Red Pirranah" and "Aki Ryu" are examples of cultivars: they have been formally published in accordance with the Rules of International Botanical Nomenclature, and may be legitimately referred to. "Cup Trap" "Creeping Death" "Purple Jaws" "Suzies Giant" and even "Typical" are examples of unregistered varieties: they are whatever anyones opinion cares to make them. Even if they are beautiful, desirable and different, they should not be referred to as "cultivars".

    I have had my plants clump like this long before there was TC: its what happens with well grown plants when they are not regularly divided, and has nothing to do with mutation, or cultivar status, for that matter.

    If there are actual mutated forms, they have not been published or registered either with the ICPS Registration Authority, or anywhere else that I am aware of.

    There are plenty of meaningless, unregistered names floating around pinned to this monotypic species creating nothing but confusion and arguments. There is no need to add more to the list.
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    I think we should refer to clumping as a trait, not a variety. My reason? Well, I have a Dente from PFT that clumps like mad. I mean like MAD. I divided it when it went dormant last year, and now, it looks like it has 3 or 4 growth points AGAIN. nice. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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