Very interesting, never knew that existed as a VFT form. Quite amazing, actually. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
That is pretty cool. It will be interesting to see how it looks a while down the road.
And I'm jealous that you have the digital rebel! I've wanted one ever since they came out!!!!!! How do you like it? Congrats on the plant and the camera [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Interesting plant! What is the history of it? Did it grow that way from a seed? How old is it? Have you tried propagating it?
It would be interesting to know if it were cloned with a leaf cutting if it would clone true.
Thanks for the photos!
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The history of this plant is in BobZ's photofinder, here's the short history on the plant: Ed Read writes “I got this plant from Mike ? who got it from his Dutch friends who have a nursery. The nursery propagates thousands of vfts from tissue culture and had a tray of a bunch of mutants. This plant was the only one he got. He named the plant he gave me "Wacky Traps." I later looked at it and said the traps look like Barts hair. I guess I'm not the only one who thought that since the name is going around. Of course I'm going on the assumption that these plants are the same”.
I seen alot of vft cultivars from just surfing BobZ's photosite :P
PAK, I believe that it was originally a TC "accident" from a Dutch nursery and has had limited distribution since 1996. I got a tiny plant in March 2004. It is indeed stable when asexually cloned. "Wacky Traps" is believed to be the same plant as "Bart Simpson". For a more complete story, see
My VFT "Wacky Traps" is now flowering. This spring it produced a huge scape that dwarfed the rest of the plant. If you do not think flowering takes energy from a VFT, think again. I let the poor little plant flower because I hope to get some selfed seed this year. However, the anthers have not yet produced ripe pollen and the stigma appears to be deformed. Time will tell whether viable seed will result.
More photos are at
DISASTER STRIKES! On May 14, while pollinating the flowers, the pot fell off the table and landed upside-down on the floor breaking the flower scape completely off. This was devastating because the ovaries were swelling nicely and a good crop of seed was on the way. Well, no seed this year. Now, I will simply have to wait to see of the poor plant recovers. BUMMER!