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By theSirens
Posts:  26
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:41 am
#154946
I ordered a FTS Shogun Star, young adult and bareroot.
It came in a box that was 5 x 8 x 2.5 inches, roughly.
The plant's roots were wrapped in a moist paper towel, and placed in a baggie.

I was very pleased with the condition of the plant as well.
I think two or three leaves were blackening, but not by very much,
and it's to be expected since the plant spent some time in transit.

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The plant is really beautiful. I'm glad I bought this one! :)

My VFT already had two insects in its traps- digested and done.
I wasn't too keen with bugs, so I got my bug-savvy friend to remove them for me. :?
And some of the traps were open, so good signs everywhere!

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Here is my plant in size relevance to a starburst. :lol:
The traps are quite big,
and I'm sure I'll have a lot of fun dropping little critters in once in a while.

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The pot is 4.5 inches deep, with a half inch integrated saucer
into which I can pour water.
But I noticed that the VFT's roots were quite long,
and the longest tip of the roots are probably about 1 inch from the bottom.
I think I'll look into getting a bigger and better pot for it. :)

For now, I'll probably take a bunch of pictures
and think up a cool name for it. 8-)
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By pieguy452
Posts:  2460
Joined:  Sun May 22, 2011 11:09 pm
#154970
FTS shogun star is a great flytrap, its teeth defiantly stand out. I have found it to be a fairly vigorous grower that can create quite large traps :)
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By Matt
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#155024
Looks great in its new home!
theSirens wrote:I think two or three leaves were blackening, but not by very much,
and it's to be expected since the plant spent some time in transit.
Transit does cause some leaf loss at times. But don't forget dormancy is just around the corner. Most of the larger traps will be dying off soon...
By theSirens
Posts:  26
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:41 am
#155037
Matt wrote:Transit does cause some leaf loss at times. But don't forget dormancy is just around the corner. Most of the larger traps will be dying off soon...
Oh, I'm aware of that! :)
A bit of a shame, considering that I recently got the plant,
but that's okay.

I've been reading a few threads about it,
and I hope I'll be able to help my plant enter dormancy correctly and successfully. :?
By jdoraz13
Posts:  53
Joined:  Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:38 pm
#155162
your shogun star looks great, I like the teeth on these traps... All the best on your new plant
By theSirens
Posts:  26
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:41 am
#155292
Wahter wrote:I think you will enjoy keeping the FTS Shogun Star. I have one as well and it has been growing very vigorously - many large traps and it's grown a couple of small plantlets from the rhizome.
Good to hear! :D Haha, I hope my plant grows big and strong!
jdoraz13 wrote:your shogun star looks great, I like the teeth on these traps... All the best on your new plant
The teeth are super cool. :B And thanks!
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