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By Antoni
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Ok then, where can I buy the real B52 in EU?
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And I asked that guy where he gets his flytraps and his biggest B52. ( If he doesn't lie to me, then those questions should show if the flytraps cultivars are real)
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Antoni wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 8:09 pm Ok then, where can I buy the real B52 in EU?
You'll have to do your own research on that.
Antoni wrote:And I asked that guy where he gets his flytraps and his biggest B52. ( If he doesn't lie to me, then those questions should show if the flytraps cultivars are real)
Not necessarily. As I said, he may be being told they're ABC and passing that along without the knowledge of what they really are. Going on what it resembles rather than what it is genetically. But they really missed the mark on that Low Giant.
Or, it's also possible he knows they're not cultivars, and he's the one that's not being square with you. In which case, it won't matter where he gets them or what he tells you.
I don't mean to sound so cynical, but I've seen it too many times that people take advantage of others who see the pretty plants at a good price and jump in headfirst without doing their own research as to its legitimacy. I remember a young Chef who, years ago, bought a triple pack of seeds for a blue capensis, a blue spatulata, and blue VFT's. It wasn't a total loss, he ended up growing enough basil to make a nice pesto.
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Antoni wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 8:09 pm Ok then, where can I buy the real B52 in EU?
Try Diflora in Italy. It's a reputable nursery, but I don't know if it sells a cultivar as "plain" as B52.
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Actually, they do. They sell a small and clumpy b52 for 8€ without shipping. Is that a good price?
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By MikeB
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€8.00 = $8.69 U.S. That's a good price.

To me, "small and clumpy" means "out of tissue culturing for less than a year". The plant has been hardened-off: adjusted to life in the real world, normal humidity and lighting. The clumpy part is the plant's "hangover" from the tissue-culture chemicals. These plants tend to multiply a lot for 12-18 months until the chemicals wear off.

I'd get one to try out the nursery. Even if the plant is a bit small, you get to watch it and the divisions grow up.
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I want to buy a DC-XL and B52 from them. They cost 18 euro. Shipping is around 10 euro to my house. So its 28 euro together. They said if i create an account (which i did) I will get a free plant for free (I don't expect it to be huge). Is it okay to spend some money on venus flytraps? (I kinda have an obsession on venus flytraps).
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MikeB wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 5:19 pm €8.00 = $8.69 U.S. That's a good price.

To me, "small and clumpy" means "out of tissue culturing for less than a year". The plant has been hardened-off: adjusted to life in the real world, normal humidity and lighting. The clumpy part is the plant's "hangover" from the tissue-culture chemicals. These plants tend to multiply a lot for 12-18 months until the chemicals wear off.

I'd get one to try out the nursery. Even if the plant is a bit small, you get to watch it and the divisions grow up.
Someone bought a DCXL from them. Here's the photo. They look extremely small to me, I thought they were going to be giant traps. I'm starting to worry that they aren't selling cultivars.
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By ChefDean
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Diflora is a much more reputable seller than Ernesto21. If Diflora is claiming it's ABC, then it's a very, very high likelihood that it will be ABC. As to your pic of the B52, and your complaint that it's small, remember that plants grow. Plus, they're not going to sell you a full grown, mature plant for $9. For a fully mature B52 that has reached its full size, you'd likely pay closer to $50.
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By Antoni
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So, do I buy the venus flytraps from Dilfora and continue to grow those from that Ernesto guy? I really want to have some giant flytraps.
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What exactly are you expecting from a "giant" flytrap. 8 inches across with 1 1/2 inch traps would be enormous and would only be found on a very mature (read old and expensive) plant. From my experience, B52 gets traps over 1 inch but the entire plant is probably between 4 and 6 inches.
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atleast like 1 and a half inch. My biggest now has like 1 inch
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You aren't going to get that on any new plant. It takes time for them to settle into their environment and get growing. I think you have unrealistic expectations of what you can get as a new grower.
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Antoni wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 5:44 pm Is it okay to spend a lot of money on venus flytraps? (I kinda have an obsession on venus flytraps).
Absolutely not. If you want to spend a lot of money I can help you with said obsession. Just send the money to me so I can buy some. JK. lol
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I don't mean a lot. Like 30$ for 2 flytraps b52 and dcxl
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