- Wed May 10, 2023 6:45 pm
I would consider any vft that is completely red (inner and outer traps, petioles, leaf blades, etc.) during the growing season a red flytrap. Red flytraps will also color up completely purple almost black under lights. There are a lot of factors that can affect coloring, eg. intense summer heat and lack of light, etc. My red cultivars will be almost completely green when coming out of dormancy. There are some cultivars that get very red like SD Draco, that aren’t true red flytraps. I guess the real answer is familiarity with the cultivar or specific plant and their consistent coloring display during the growing season.
Red Microteeth under lights 20230223_164008_Original.jpeg (2.47 MiB) Viewed 436 times
FTS Maroon Monster in the upper right corner IMG_20220305_124457_Original.jpeg (3.99 MiB) Viewed 436 times