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  1. Alexis


    I have a pubescent leucophylla x flava var. rubricorpora as well, so hybrids can inherit the trait.
  2. Bear in mind some red tubed plants struggle to colour up if you cut everything off over winter.
  3. Could be hibernating for the winter?
  4. I think that's just a characteristic of that plant. The teeth can be quite varied
  5. The trap on the left? After they've closed they form a seal and the teeth stop interlocking. They all do it
  6. Moss peat and perlite in a 50:50 mix. You can cut off the brown part but leave anything green.
  7. Looks light starved. Might be able to ID it if it becomes more robust
  8. Alexis

    VFT weirdness!

    How do you know the ant crawled out? You'd have to have been watching it as the exact time it opened enough to let it?
  9. Hard to say without a photo. They can take very high temperatures and should only get into difficulty with insufficient water.
  10. Looks good. They'll all survive, but the minor and leucophylla might get a bit grumpy. They tend to survive but not thrive outdoors.
  11. If they're from China they'll be anything other than flytrap seeds. Reviews mean nothing - look at all the positive reviews of the fake Photoshopped blue flytraps! Yet nobody who has given a positive review has ever germinated a single one because they don't exist. Throw them in the big and buy some from a European grower.
  12. I'd try leaving a couple inside and the others outside to see which fair better
  13. Do you have a photo of the whole plant? Should be happy in Italian full sun even in periods of bad weather I would have thought.
  14. Kelkay RHS Horticultural Grit is safe and widely available. Melcourt bark is another option:
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    Wilted brown lid

    It's because you've gone from relatively dark straight into full sun and they've become burnt. I can see it's very green. Leave it as it is and it will acclimatise. Future pitchers should be fine.
  16. Well even your Italian sun won't be as strong as in Alabama, Florida etc. It's just the buildup of heat you'll need to watch out for. Most people prefer glass because it's much clearer. Thickness doesn't matter, it's just whether you want normal or toughened. You'll probably want plenty of vents / automatic openers.
  17. Not quite! I need some turf to make a lawn next
  18. Rubras and a few more hybrids. 95% of them need repotting and dividing over the winter after which the order will be a bit less haphazard next year!
  19. Flavas and a few alatas in the foreground.
  20. Leucophyllas and leuco hybrids. Anthocyanin free plants in the foreground.