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Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by Matt » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:35 pm

OK, here are a few shots of my Dracula. Bear in mind that it's still quite small and it's fully dormant right now. It gets nice coloration, but see the photos below to see why I'm not all that impressed with it compared to some other plants in my collection.

Sorry about the quality of these photos. The lighting this time of year is tough to work with and I was in a bit of a hurry.
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This plant is perhaps the most vigorous plant I've ever seen. It gets insanely deep red traps, routinely has the red line on the outside of the trap, gets enormous traps and is just plain gorgeous. It's a seedling from Steve's 2008 a store mix and it was NOT started in tissue culture. It grew that large from seed in about 1.5 years...very vigorous plant.
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The glare from the sun in this photo makes it hard to tell how red the trap really is.
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And this plant gets the darkest red traps of any of the plants I have in my collection (hard to tell from the photos). It was started in tissue culture and I only have two of them right now:
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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by moof » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:54 pm

Awesome colours, really nice selections! Can't wait for the international shipping option.

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by jkochuni » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:37 pm

Very beautiful. :)

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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by CPgrower » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:51 pm

That's really cool! I think the pics still make the plants look awesome and you can't really tell you were taking them in a hurry. Then again maybe it's the plants. :D Haha.

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by jht-union » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:42 pm

they look really healthy!!!!!=)
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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by Matt » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:24 am

moof wrote:Awesome colours, really nice selections! Can't wait for the international shipping option.

Thanks Peter. The international shipping option is coming soon. Unfortunately none of the plants featured in the photos will be available until much later in the growing season or perhaps not until late in the year or next year. I don't have any of them in tissue culture yet, but all of them should flower this year (other than Dracula), so I'll almost certainly get them started in TC.
jkochuni wrote:Very beautiful. :)

Thanks Jason!
CPgrower wrote:I think the pics still make the plants look awesome and you can't really tell you were taking them in a hurry. Then again maybe it's the plants. :D Haha.

Hah, thanks! But you may be right...these plants are among my favorites in the greenhouse. They're definitely eye-catching. Among the 10,000 or so flytraps I have now, these always get my attention when I walk into the greenhouse.
jht-union wrote:they look really healthy!!!!!=)

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by dantt99 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:24 am

Wow, those are amazing! :mrgreen: Can't wait till they get into TC for FTS! :D

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by Daniel_G » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:02 am

Beautiful! incredible! amazing! They are just incredible,please please please tissue culture them! I want one :lol:
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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by Matt » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:52 pm

squirtoman wrote:They are just incredible,please please please tissue culture them! I want one :lol:

I plan to get those two unnamed seedlings in tissue culture this year :)
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by Daniel_G » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:59 pm

Oooh,great,i'll definetley buy one :)
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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by dmagnan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:33 pm

Matt wrote:I plan to get those two unnamed seedlings in tissue culture this year :)


You really make it hard to be satisfied with my current collection
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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by Adam » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:45 pm

Very nice plants! This is the season when Steve's seed mix plants will be that size for me hopefully!
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?

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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by Matt » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:43 pm

dmagnan wrote:You really make it hard to be satisfied with my current collection

Haha! Well, I think that's a good thing. That way you'll always have something new to get excited about, right?
Adam wrote:Very nice plants! This is the season when Steve's seed mix plants will be that size for me hopefully!

Steve's 2008 seed mix has some amazing plants in it. For anyone that's growing Steve's seed mix from that year, there's a good chance that you'll get some really amazing looking plants.
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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by Steve_D » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:13 pm

Matt wrote:For anyone that's growing Steve's seed mix from that year, there's a good chance that you'll get some really amazing looking plants.

I was very conscientious about making interesting crosses that year (2008). The 2009 harvest had a lot more B52 pollen and seeds in it though, and quite a lot of influence of red-leaved plants, judging from the seedlings I'm growing from the 2009 Dionaea harvest. Matt's and my combined 2010 harvest should also produce some very nice plants (at least we hope so). :)

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Re: Dracula, Better than Dracula and other deep red traps

by bananaman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:32 pm

Definitely try to introduce the vigorous one in to tc.

When you do, I will buy one!

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