Hi, everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged. March was a fairly hectic month, but I’ve got lots on blog calendar for you in the coming months! 🙂
First up: Let’s check out the Venus flytraps! They’ve been putting out sweet traps for over a month already.
Fused Tooth is making typical-looking traps right now. In my experience, they fuse toward the end of the season.
Those pink cilia, though!
Also feeding themselves for the first time in months, and biting off more than they can chew.
Here’s the same plant last summer when I first got it:
And last fall. Fully fused goodness!
Here’s a pot of young typical flytraps putting out good growth and coloring up nicely!
Here’s Bristletooth, just looking sexy!
Here’s a freaky looking one, but can you believe it’s Justina Davis?? I know! These came out of tissue culture, which may have given it these freaky traits! Interesting how even cloned cultivars can look very different from each other.
Here’s one of my new favorites, FTS Werewolf Spawn! I still intend on getting the original Werewolf one day, but right now I’m enjoying the hell out of this puppy (hehe!).
FTS Maroon Monster is looking dark, sexy, and mean! I’m seriously considering entering this baby into the BACPS show this year.
Speaking of sexy and mean, DC XL is looking that way too! This is still a young plant, and it’s making average adult sized traps already (about an inch or so long).
Pink Venus is my other most impressive looking all-red Venus flytrap lately! The all-red ones seem to grow a bit behind their greener siblings.
And lastly, FTS Crimson Sawtooth, my all-red pride and joy, is not far behind!
You may remember most of my flytraps suffering from a mite attack last summer, so I’m watching like a hawk for those bastards. The plants looking healthy and strong this year, so hopefully they stay that way!
Thanks a bunch for looking! I hope all your plants are looking great right now too. In the next blog post, I’ll have a ton of Sarracenia photos! Those came out of dormancy a bit later than the flytraps, and they’re finally opening for business and looking stellar.
Any questions or comments on the flytraps, please leave a comment below! Catch you all next time!