Dionaea m. “Elongated Cup Trap” is a new cultivar from Christian Klein. This unusual and eye-catching flytrap is a taller, elongated form of the traditional ‘Cup Trap.’ The thick petioles are several inches tall, holding the traps, fused on one end, forming a cup overhead. The typical ‘Cup Trap’ form is more of a low-growing, clumping cultivar. These flytraps are beautiful to look at, but are not very good at catching insects, so they may be slightly less vigorous than a typical flytrap. We recommend monthly foliar fertilizing with diluted Maxsea fertilizer.
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water
Temperature: 20 degrees - 80 degrees, can even take temperatures from freezing to 100 degrees but only for short periods
Dormancy: All Venus flytraps require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the traps will turn black and die back during this time. Leave them outdoors in full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period. If you live in an area that snows; over winter them indoors on a sunny windowsill in an unheated room or garage. Still sitting in full sun and distilled water.