This cultivated variety has smaller traps with deep red coloration that covers up the lateral extension and wings.
Unlike the Akai Ryu Red Dragon, where the entire plant is covered in dark red, these guys were selected for the velvet red coloring on the traps.
This breed has the same behaviors as others. They all go through dormancy, require full sunshine and lots of water. Best grown in a mixture of sphagnum and peat.
Instead of the normal green or red coloration, this cultivated variety was selected to bring out a slight yellow tint. Most noticeable as each trap matures. A very hardy little plant that continues to catch plenty of insects.
This season, our garden’s first flytraps flowerings are from the cupped varieties.
People immediately think of the Venus Fly trap went they hear about carnivorous plants. While it is easily regarded as having one of the most amazing prey catching abilities, it’s not my quite on my top list of carnivorous plant.
I do like the different cultivated varieties that have been produced to bring out different characteristics of each. The above is a Big Mouth variety. Bright red mouths with a green leaves. Mature traps can grow to about 2 inches.
Below is a Cupped form. The traps are fused on sides to and curve inward to form more of a cup type trap.
Different colors make the ordinary everyday new again. Here is a Pink Fly Trap Variety.
Other types include:
- Different Teeth types
- Different types of Reds
- Double Traps