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First Dionaea m. 'B52'

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I'm now a proud owner of the first of many Dionaea m. cultivars, the awesome 'B52'! Grown under LED lighting and showing the plant's vigorous growth and color. I especially like how the leaves keep getting shorter and traps bigger :)

Few weeks after arrival
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More compact growth
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Looks like it was a bit etiolated when you got it. It seems to have adjusted nicely since. I would try working the plant outside slowly. VFTs do their best outdoors in the sunlight. Just remember to do it slowly, the sun is a lot stronger than our indoor lights and can burn all of a plant's existing growth. Or you could do what I do and just toss it out, let the sun burn the leaves and then wait for new ones to come up from the rhizome.
 
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Took these today. Went from one plant since 2015 to what seems like 6-8. Was honestly too lazy this year during repotting to part them out separately so into a 5" pot they went.

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One of the larger traps from a previous week under LEDs
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Currently the largest is nearly 2" but I'm just eyeballing it. Next year I'll move them to individual pots with more room to grow, they're a bit cramped.

Here's the largest trap.
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