Venus flytraps in the full swing of Spring!

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.

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

Those pink cilia, though!

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

Also feeding themselves for the first time in months, and biting off more than they can chew.

Fused Tooth Venus flytrap by The Carnivore Girl

Here’s the same plant last summer when I first got it:

Fused Tooth Venus flytrap by The Carnivore Girl

 

And last fall. Fully fused goodness!

Fused Tooth Venus flytrap by The Carnivore Girl

 

Here’s a pot of young typical flytraps putting out good growth and coloring up nicely!

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

 

Here’s Bristletooth, just looking sexy!

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

 

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.
Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

 

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!).
Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

 

FTS Maroon Monster is looking dark, sexy, and mean! I’m seriously considering entering this baby into the BACPS show this year.

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

 

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).

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

 

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.

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

And lastly, FTS Crimson Sawtooth, my all-red pride and joy, is not far behind!

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

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!

8 comments

  1. Paige says:

    Looking gorgeous! That pink cilia, and the teeth on FTS Werewolf Spawn make me swoon!! ♥ My traps have also caught a couple crane flies recently, mouths not quite big enough to handle them haha.

  2. Alex says:

    I’m glad you are having such great Flytraps this growing season😜. I wish I had the same luck, I have Flytrap problems( I think for this year I’ll just buy temperate drosera and sarracenia, cuz I’m obviously not great at growing flytrap). For some reason my flytrap is producing smaller and smaller traps! Do you know what might cause this? happy growing season!😄😄

    • Maria says:

      Hi Alex! Different flytraps will have different growth habits sometimes. If your plant is producing many small traps in clusters, it’s most likely dividing itself. If the traps are on very long, thin leaves and not fully developed, it means they need more light. Happy growing season to you as well! Hope I was able to answer your question.

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