The weather is getting warmer in my area which means several things: Hiking…Swimming…BBQ…and finally being able to safely order plants! I have been browsing several vendors’ websites, itching to add something to my carnivorous collection. I stumbled upon a photo of a Venus Flytrap, formally named Dionaea muscipula ‘ Gremlin’ for sale at California Carnivores. I have ZERO experience with VFT’s or any temperate carnivorous plants for that matter so I decided to give it a go. I loved the mostly all-green look and the size of the traps.
an extremely vigorous clone that has a bizarre obsession with freely dividing and clumping. All you need to do is apply plenty of distilled water, then sit back and watch it multiply like a gremlin.
Just yesterday I received my new plant in the mail and so far I’m quite pleased. Oh and on a somewhat related note…While writing this I discovered there may be a Gremlins reboot!
Items I’ve ordered from this nursery are always well packed.
And here is my own little ‘gremlin.’ Apparently I’m going to violate every rule for owning a gremlin. I will give him plenty of light…He will get very wet…and he will likely get food after midnight.
CAREFULLY unwrap the plastic & tape…
That’s all for now. I’ve placed him on the grow rack, on a water tray, and under the T5-HO lights. Once he acclimates for a little while and I notice active growth I plan to re-pot him into a larger container to keep outside. I’ll post an update in a couple months. I hope to one day have a plant pot FULL of these little guys. Wish me luck!