So my VFT has been growing happily since I brought it home, it's made a couple of new traps in the past month and I see a couple more forming up. The newer traps are starting to color up a bit, too. Although the new leaves are still kinda long and skinny, compared to the older traps that were there before I bought it which are short and lay flat.
The weird thing is though, there's a little bush of super tiny traps right around the center, less than a quarter the length of the normal ones. They are open and shaped like mature traps, but in miniature. I swear I saw one of them try to eat a midge fly, but was too tiny to really trap it. They were there when I bought it, I think. But I didn't think anything of it until recently, having seen more pictures of normal VFTs. I haven't seen this in any other photos, even of young plants and seedlings.
I'm worried it's an indication that something might be wrong with it, but I'm hoping he's just quirky. Does anyone else get this with their VFTs?
Post by amanitovirosa on Jul 10, 2016 22:05:25 GMT -5
...I believe that's called 'clumping' and is quite common with Flytraps. Once those, and probably more that will develop grow up a bit you will have a big 'clump'. There is nothing wrong with your plant, except that it looks hungry. Happy Growing!
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