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Red fly trap hardiness?

curtisconners

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I have been wanting to get a red vft for a while now, but I have heard they are less hardy than the green varieties. Is this true? I was looking into getting an akai ryu cultivar.
 
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Where did you hear that? Cultivars should be no less hardy than your typical VFT. Though there may be a few exceptions, red cultivars are not one of them
 
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I would agree, color is not an indicator of cold hardiness. I know for a fact that 'Akai Ryu' can take the cold well. There are some cultivars out there that are not supposed to handle freezes as well but I don't know of any off the top of my head.
 

curtisconners

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Oops, I didn't mean cold hardiness. I meant that I heard that they are less vigorous growers and that they are a bit more difficult to care for. Sorry for the confusion.
 
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Generally speaking, they don't grow as big or as fast. There are exceptions, of course. FTS Maroon Monster is one of the bigger, faster growing red cultivars.
 
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Actually, perhaps the mug might be a different story, but sales on here are supposed to be restricted to the Flytrapshop that supports the forum, or in the classifieds (though personally I think there's a bit of free room in the PM department)
 
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