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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:19 PM

I received my first cultivars from Flytrapstore.com in February this year - DC XL and Flaming Lips.

There were about 5 little plantlets per tube and after about 5 months they started outgrowing the 13cm pot i put them in.

This is DC XL - apparently, it is way larger than the B52 cultivar. We'll see!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1529.jpg

This is how they look now after repotting. Colouring up nicely and definitely showing potential to produce huge traps.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1608.jpg
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

Surin, the plants look great! Are you using lava sand as topping? I am curious if there are micronutrients that could leak into the media.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:19 PM

View PostCindy, on 03 August 2014 - 10:33 AM, said:

Surin, the plants look great! Are you using lava sand as topping? I am curious if there are micronutrients that could leak into the media.


Thanks Cindy! Yes, the top inch or so is crushed lava rock. I'm not too sure about the leakage of minerals into the media but I also use it for my neps and they seem to be holding up just fine for now. The main media for the VFTs is a mixture of 80% sphagnum and 20% crushed lava rock.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

Thanks! Are the containers undrained?
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

View PostCindy, on 03 August 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:

Thanks! Are the containers undrained?


Nope, they have holes at the bottom but sit in about 2 inches of water. I'll put up more pictures next week!
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

'Akai Ryu'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1650.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1648.jpg

This is the one I got from you Cindy. It initially died back when I first got it but eventually grew back from the dividing rhizome. I love the deep red/burgundy colouration it has now.

'B52' (left) and "Sawtooth" (right)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1651.jpg
The same thing happened to these guys. They're doing well now but have a long way to size-wise.

'DC XL'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1656.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1657.jpg

"FTS Flaming Lips"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1652.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/surinkt/DSC_1654.jpg

The red on the outside of the traps is just as intense as it is on the inside. The cilia should colour up too in time to come.
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