Venus Flytrap Cultivars (The red, the pretty, and the bristled!)

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 InstagramIt 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.

FTS Maroon Monster, an all-red large, vigorous Venus Flytrap cultivar.

This huge trap was shot on March 20th! It’s already twice the size of other traps!

FTS Maroon Monster, an all-red large, vigorous Venus Flytrap cultivar.

FTS Maroon Monster, an all-red large, vigorous Venus Flytrap cultivar.

 

Here it is one day later on March 21st! The cilia are already uncurling and breaking free!

FTS Maroon Monster, an all-red large, vigorous Venus Flytrap cultivar.

 

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.

FTS Crimson Sawtooth. An all-red Venus flytrap cultivar with short, jagged, cilia.

 

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!

"Pink" all-red Venus Flytrap cultivar.

 

Here’s a cute little Red Piranha, contrasting nicely against a layer of sand, in front of two other Red Piranha divisions!

"Red Piranha" is a red Venus flytrap cultivar with short, jagged teeth.

 

Moving away from red Venus flytraps now, here’s Coquillage!

Coquillage is a Venus flytrap cultivar with extremely short, to nonexistent "teeth" or cilia. Coquillage means "shell" in French.

 

I am loving the jagged fringe here on Bristletooth!

Bristletooth is a Venus Flytrap cultivar with short, bristled "teeth" or cilia.

 

And finally, BZ Razorback looks very similar to Bristletooth, but has an interesting, patchy pattern of red inside of some of the new traps!

BZ Razorback is a Venus Flytrap cultivar with short, bristled "teeth" or cilia. It was originally grown from seed by veteran carnivorous plant grower, Bob Ziemer.

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! 😀

4 comments

  1. Tyson says:

    None of my mature Flytraps have broken dormancy yet, I have a few young ones (Maroon Monster, Triton, Fused tooth) under lights trying to give them an early start and the’re responding pretty well! I just order a crimson sawtooth from FTS today; I’m so excited 😀 I really want to get an FTS Archangel but sadly Matt says they probably won’t be listed until mid summer :/

    • Maria says:

      You will love the Crimson Sawtooth! It was my first FTS cultivar, so it’s pretty special to me. 🙂

      • Tyson says:

        I’ve been debating on whether or not I should get it and when it came in stock today I was convinced that it was meant to be lol! It’s a starter plant so it’ll be tiny but I’m definitely expecting some good growth out of it come summer. Plus I plan on reading it heavily throughout the summer so it can really pack on the size 🙂

  2. katyadog1 says:

    Tyson, feeding does a lot. I took a young plant to a flowering size monster rhizome in 3 months of growing, and then dormancy. It really helps rhizome development, though you don’t get as good coloration. Easy fix, don’t feed in fall when everything colors up great.

    Nice Maroon Monster trap, Maria! Mine is already opened, it really looks beautiful with that nice red veining on green that the petioles get. 🙂

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