uglypho

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  1. I'm getting into growing Venus's Flytraps again and recently purchased a bag of "Black Gold Peat Moss Plus". The bag lists its ingredients as "canadian spaghnum peat and organic wetting agent" In regards to the "organic wetting agent" it says "contains .0001% Yucca extract". I was wondering if anyone has experience or advice regarding this Yucca extract wetting agent.
  2. wow nice. What a treat for the eye to behold. Equally nice that you spell out your techniques.
  3. Melly, is the "Black Traps" plant suppose to be all red or does your plant just happen to have red in the center of its leaves?
  4. uglypho

    Frost

    Sorry Tim. I too am expierencing cold weather. It was -5C in Temecula last night. I left a plastic cup of water overnight and it froze solid.
  5. Throwing an unhealthy VFT in the fridge will result in an unhealthy VFT when when taken out of the fridge.
  6. Those vivid streaks are intense. I like it. :thumleft:
  7. uglypho

    Full sun

    Right now as I type, its 100 degrees outside with full sun. It's like 21% humidity. I just went outside and my plants are fine. Just a few yards away I have Thai Dragon Peppers and Anaheims growing in the same exposure my VFTs get.
  8. WOW!!!!! You did it! From green to mean! Good job. :bigok:
  9. I would repot that VFT into a pear substrate. That moss in your pot looks slimy and decaying. Also, what lighting is the plant getting? Looks like it needs light really badly. I don't think that's dormancy but let's hear from other growers.
  10. I believe the Australians at Paradidisia Nurseries classify "Typicals" as this "Typical VFT is a plant that when mature grows leaves from 3cm to 8cm long with traps 2 to 3 cm. The leaf and back of trap colour in strong sunlight is green/yellow and the trap mouth is a pink-red to blood-red. Winter leaves are short and on the ground and summer leave will be upright." - quoted from collectorscorner They classify "Red Trapped" as "Red Traps are redder than normal. Many forms of this have been developed. Our favourite is one we call big mouth. It is a prostrate grower with very short leaves but
  11. Yes, Dean Cook's "Big Mouth"s are all acclimatised now. But you see I bought the "Big Mouth" when it first appeared on his site about over 3 years ago. I got the plant that was straight from Australia dormant. (It was mentioned on the site). Today all his plants are cuttings from that original stock or some other stock. I really don't think the dormancy matters for VFTs as they are really resilient growers. I don't have experience with Sar dormancy but I'm assuming you can skip one year and be OK. Best to break your plant's habit as soon as possible because eventually you'll have to do it. Or
  12. If your weather is warm, let the plants break dormancy early. Shouldn't be a problem with the VFT's since I did that before. Cook's sent me a dormant "Big Mouth" plant from Australia and I let it break dormancy. Turned out fine. Hey did you get a "Dingley Giant" by any chance? What VFT's did you get?
  13. Nice bog. Lucky San Diego climate!