Re: Instructions for growing Venus Fly Traps.

Earl Nishiguchi (earln@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu)
Wed, 2 Feb 94 17:06:02 HST

> >
> > 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.
> bob

I've noticed this of my VFT has red traps and the other is
green....both share the same light. I also noticed that the green one has
traps standing upright compared to the red one with traps lying down,
horizontal. (both plants are in my refrigerator now)