Re: $100 VFT

Clarke Brunt (
Thu, 10 Nov 1994 20:27:24 +0000

> I live in Atlanta,
> and have called every greenhouse in this area and requested a simple
> Venus Fly Trap (VFT). I have offered them all $100 for a "nice" one,
> and no one has called me back. Either I offended them with my cash
> offer, or, I suspect they are nearly impossible to find/buy.

$100!? Are you being serious? Maybe VFT are rare in Atlanta, but even
over here in England, you can get them at most Garden Centres for a
few pounds (=few dollars) - not good specimens admittedly, but they
are easy to grow, so you can soon turn a poor specimen into a good
one. Get some cultivation practice in on inexpensive plants before
turning towards anything valuable.

I don't believe in paying out money for plants (not THAT much
anyway). Much better, get to know some other CP growers, and swap with
them. Or get some seed and start from that. All but one of my VFTs
are raised from seed, together with most of my Sarracenia, Drosera, and

Clarke Brunt (