Patrick Cox (
10 Jun 94 13:44:21 AST

=>Excuse this probably very simple question, I'm new to CP. I wanted to
=>start off small (collection size), so I got a VFT to see if I could keep it
=>alive before expanding my collection. All goes well, but I've noticed the
=>new traps (about 10 or so) are much shorter than the traps that came with
=>the plant when I purchased it. I'm sure it must be my cultural conditions.
=> Soil seems to be peat (I didn't change anything), it sits in dI water, and
=>I grow under lights that make my orchids happy. Relative humidity is
=>usually around 60-70 %. Temp 70-80 F. Anything obvious that I'm doing


IMO everything seems just fine. The plant may be getting better light
conditions than for the leaves that were already present when the VFT was
purchased. Probably just an etiolation type of thing. My first VFT had the
same thing happen. After it started getting 'meals on legs' the leaves
started getting longer again and always seem to out grow the container that I
had it in. I sure that some one else will knock down or improve upon my
ideas, but I don't mind, I'm starting to learn all over again.



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