September 2020

I always favor color and shape over size, and I’m not a frantic collector, but sheer curiosity led me to jump on the opportunity to grow what is, as of 2020, the largest Venus flytrap cultivar in terms of trap size. Oh and the overabundance of wasps this summer made me dream of growing a forest of these big green mouths.

My plant is not a youngster and I’m expecting nicely sized traps next year. I set it in my now-standard peatless soil with milled pine bark, perlite and grit. What impact will it have on trap size? Maybe none at all, and with so many parameters influencing it in the first place, that would probably be impossible to tell without controlled tests that I’m way too lazy to do.