In regards to size. What is the biggest fly trap out there? Does the Maroon Monster equal the B52? Or is there another monster lurking out there? And, how soon till the hobbyists get to Little Shop of Horrors size?
B52 reportedly has the largest traps. However, Big Vigorous, Low Giant. Jaws and quite a few seedlings I'm growing regularly get traps as large or larger than B52 (at least for me).
I don't actually have a full-grown Maroon Monster to compare with. It's only been in existence since early 2010. But it gets the largest traps of any red clone that I grow, hands down. And it does so extremely quickly. Even young Maroon Monsters grow large traps with regular feeding and good lighting the quickest of any clone I've ever seen; even more quickly than B52.
Not to hijack a thread or anything, but do you have any estimate on when this guy might hit the store for the masses, and not just ebay? I like you and Steve, but I don't have the money to pay $100 for a plant..
I'd guess by mid to late summer we'll have some to sell on the new FlytrapStore Exclusive site. Steve has been developing that new site a bit recently. The idea is to allow forum members and repeat customers to have access to a "special" VIP style site where there will be different products available that aren't available in the regular store. It will be password protected and users will have to "sign up" in order to receive the password to access the site. However, FTS Maroon Monster will be priced moderately higher (at least for a while) than the rest of the clones we sell. And initially we'll probably put a limit of 1 FTS Maroon Monster per person so that as many people possible can get their hands on one instead of one person buying them all.
Leave the meat for our pet plants