Dionaea 'GINORMOUS.' Over the years, I've heard reports that this clone is difficult to grow and that it was 'Over-hyped' as being the next best giant venus fly trap. In my experience, this clone was difficult to get some good growth momentum started (I acquired a very tiny division years ago), but once you get it growing well, it takes off! No need for greenhouse conditions to get this clone to do well, it performs very well outdoors here in Northern California! My plants aren't yet producing giant traps, but that's because the "bulbs" haven't had a chance to size up yet....they'll probably get really big next year if they continue growing well.
Consistently deep red traps is an added plus! Pics taken 7/30/20:
D. muscipula 'Colorado Giant' during the depth of winter dormancy. I completely missed the opportunity to take pics of this plant in its prime several months ago, but the traps are still pretty incredible now! These are actually the smaller plants, the larger divisions were even more stunning, but they're completely "@ssed out" looking right now. Photos taken 1/9/20:
Years ago a guy called Brad from California was sending out free seeds and these are some of the results. I've just repotted them and found 15 adult plants in this one pot, so will be good to see how they look when separated.
totally missed your post alexis, thanks so much for sharing your treasure chest, those look outstanding!
I have a couple of updated pics of the VFT collection, pics taken 7/13/21. fist pic is D. muscipula 'TC clone from the 1990's, can produce absolutely gigantic traps just like B-52 and colorado giant:
Some B-52's. No, that's not a weed in the background, it's L. catesbaei! My wife was being nice and started helping me weed the flytraps, and I noticed a bunch of catesbaeis pulled up, but it was no big deal, they were clones that I have back ups of elsewhere:
I've been S. jonesii-ball-EFFIN this clone for years (Low Giant) and FINALLY hooked up one from www.flytrapcare.com! Check out how healthy this thing is several weeks later, Matt has some great quality plants:
I feel like Maroon Monster is an absolute amazing clone that everyone should grow, yet it doesn't get the hype it deserves. It's not only vigorous/easy to grow (unlike many of the other red clones), but also an absolute LOOKER!
Another shot of B-52. You can't tell from the pics, but these traps are absolutely enormous right now!
Venuuuus, venus-flytraps..AND JELLY! first you take the flytraps and you grow em, you grow em...LOL I'm so brainwashed by nursery rhymes, had to remixed that PB and J one!
Some updated pics of the various clones in the collection, pics taken mostly on 8/17/21:
Dionaea Scarlatine, a very interested dentate clone that turns reddish and has variegation:
Dionaea 'Orton's red side:' had this for a while, but never got a good pic until recently. Now people are starting to understand that this clone is very special:
D. muscipula Onslow Co, NC, nice color forms and diversity:
Dionaea B-52: these plants really have to be healthy to begin with, otherwise they're difficult to grow: a few growers report difficulty getting this thing to perform, and I suspect they may have started with a weak plant. I got this as a tiny plant and babied it for years until it finally got some good growth momentum. Now it performs year after year:
Dionaea 'Big Mouth.' I'm sorry, but this clone is far from having a big mouth. That said, it produces deep red traps that are quite attractive. medium vigor:
The famous Dionaea B-52, hard to tell from the pic but these traps are mostly all giant!
Dionaea G-14 rosette. In previous years, this clone has formed small rosettes and is quite attractive, but when the clone is super happy, the traps get deep red and kinda big, which detracts from its unique growth habit:
Dionaea G-17 MEGATRAPS! I wish you could tell just how big these traps are, but it's impossible to tell from the pic. Guess you just have to take my word for it:
Here we go, you can now see how big this trap is! Dionaea Colorado Giant, an excellent performer with crazy hybrid vigor and gigantic traps:
Dionaea TC clone from the 1990's: this clone can produce really big traps too! it's coloring up well this year:
A big chunk of the flytrap collection, there's more, but it's all scattered here and there:
Last Edit: Aug 23, 2021 15:50:47 GMT -5 by meizzwang
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5