Now that we are well out of dormancy, I’d like to show off some of my Venus flytrap cultivars! I only really showed these off when I first got them at the beginning of dormancy, but now they’re growing super nicely!
You may have seen some shots of my FTS Maroon Monster on Instagram. It was a nice size when I first got it, but now this thing really is becoming a monster! Here is a shot from March 8th, a couple weeks ago.
This huge trap was shot on March 20th! It’s already twice the size of other traps!
Here it is one day later on March 21st! The cilia are already uncurling and breaking free!
FTS Crimson Sawtooth has made some pretty attractive traps! I love the Maroon Monster for its robustness and size (teehee) but this is probably my favorite all-red Venus flytrap cultivar. Its traps are just so beautiful and distinct. It also has really neat, rosetted growth.
Pink is looking pretty too with those cilia! It’s got a tiny little flower stalk forming too. Hmm, maybe I should think of some red Venus Flytrap crosses!
Here’s a cute little Red Piranha, contrasting nicely against a layer of sand, in front of two other Red Piranha divisions!
Moving away from red Venus flytraps now, here’s Coquillage!
I am loving the jagged fringe here on Bristletooth!
And finally, BZ Razorback looks very similar to Bristletooth, but has an interesting, patchy pattern of red inside of some of the new traps!
Can you tell I like all-red flytraps and short cilia? Just making sure. 😉 While lately I have gotten into more into Sarracenia and Utricularia, I will always have a special love for Dionaea. My next carnivorous plant purchase will likely be more Venus flytrap cultivars, since that’s about all I have room for! I really want Korean Melody Shark, Microdent, and of course, Angel Wings!
How are your Venus flytraps doing? What are your favorite cultivars that you own or want? Are you going to try getting seeds this year? Talk to me in a comment! 😀