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    My VFT recently started growing very long and thin petioles. The petioles develop very quickly and have large traps on them. Is this a cause of poor lighting? I think I may have a bad bulb (the color is 'off' on one of the bulbs). I'll try to post a pic as soon as I can.
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    nonsense, bad bulbs,
    ur plants are just fine
    my Royal Reds (Which i bought at franks ) are doing the same thing.
    the petioles are long and narrow and the traps at the end are HUGE( in my eyes atleast )
    they are about 1.5 inches long and are all red, except for the green band near the edges of the trap.
    The Petioles are also red
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    FRANKs? your joking me. How much did you buy it for? Is the Franks in the US?
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    lol, i bought it for 3.99 with tax
    and yes, franks nursery, They ( yes, Plural ) are in America
    idk how they had them at the Franks near me, but they did
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    Uh unless it is labelled as Royal Red.. it isn't Royal Red.

    What you most likely got was Red Dragon.



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    hmmm.. ur prob right ill post a pic of it
    it looks exactly likeThis
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    Sorry if I sounded kind of harsh.
    I hope this will clarify a bit why this thread caught my attention.

    A picture would be good. Problem with D. muscipula is that culture plays a huge role in the way a plant can look. Comparing a plant in your possesion to a picture on the web is at best just a guess. You can not know how the plant was grown in the picture. Temperature, light level, season, age of the plant, age of the traps pictured etc. The same goes for a plant recently purchased. You can not know how it was cared for. Any time someone points out a picture on a web and says this is what my plant looks like you can usually find additional pictures which contradict the identification. Most of the time I don't make that big a deal out of it since only a few VFT are formally described and named and the rest are just a huge hodgepodge of who knows exactly what. Royal Red however is one of the few. It was produced in Australia and is patented there. It may be reproduced by TC/vegetative propgation only. I am sure there are vft around that might look a bit similar but to just label a plant like this with the Royal Red name would be a disservice.
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    Here is the pic I promised. I bought it from PFT.com as a "Green Dragon."
    http://members.aol.com/triffid67/greendragon.jpg

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