Re: Instructions for growing Venus Fly Traps.

Bob Beer (
Wed, 2 Feb 1994 08:06:12 -0800 (PST)

> Sun: these plants can take full sun, but don't overheat them.
> You can tell if the plants are getting
> enough sun if the insides of the traps get a bright red, going
> to dark red as you get more sun.
I have just one quibble with this part - the red in the traps is not only
a factor of light. I have some plants that stay in full sun all summer
and never get more than a little red inside the traps; others that get
deep red. There seems to be a genetic factor to this as well, with some
plants getting a lot of red (there is one all-red form - petioles and
all), and others getting none, and just about everything in-between.