All of the plant terrariums we sell are maintenance free because they are rooted in a nutrient rich gel and enclosed in a self-sustaining environment completely devoid of bacteria or fungi. However the journey to get to this point is a somewhat time consuming and tedious one! This post shares an introduction of how we get the Venus Flytraps started in sterile tissue tissue.
We bought seeds from several unique cultivars in hopes that the seedlings demonstrate similar traits to the parents. The mother plants were 1. ) Green Dragon, an all red fly trap with a green margin on the claws, 2.) Microdent, a fly trap with very small teeth on the claws, 3.) DCXL, a fly trap that is currently recognized as a cultivar with the largest claws, 4.) Scarlet Bristle, a fly trap that is scarlet in color with saw like teeth, 5.) Schuppenstiel, a fly trap with a wrinkly skin like leaves, and 6.) Maroon Monster, recognized as the most vigorous growing red fly trap.