In the past, this flytrap was the subject of much scrutiny here on the FlytrapCare forums and elsewhere on the web. Some people believe that the variegation is caused by a virus. I investigated the possible causes of the variegation at length several years ago, but ultimately got no definitive answer as to what is causing the variegation in this case. I just want people to be aware that it could possibly be a virus causing the variegation. Though after growing the plant for several years and observing its growth habit, variegation patterns, etc., I don't believe it to be a virus. I've also attempted transmitting the suspected virus to other plants without success. All divisions of 'Spotty' have the variegation as well, and I have several dozen of them now, keeping all divisions in my collection so that I didn't accidentally distribute a virus-infected plant. Now that I'm fairly confident that the plant is not virus infected, we (FlytrapStore) might start selling them in the near future.
Now there are several other variegated flytraps in people's collections as well. I grow some of them too, such as "Patches", 'Scarlatine' and 'Vitiligo', but 'Spotty' is the definite winner of the variegated group of flytraps. The variegation on small plants of 'Spotty' is unrivaled in its beauty. As the plant matures and produces larger traps, it seems to lose its variegation somewhat. And sometimes the plant will lean toward being more green or more red. I love the variety in color it shows and the variegation is definitely very attractive in my opinion.
Traps on smaller plants showing great variegation:
Smaller traps and larger traps. Notice how the smaller traps have good variegation and the larger traps are more solid in coloration?
All of my Spotty flytraps lined up for a photo opportunity