Dionaea muscipula ‘Gremlin’
This is one mogwai you’ll want to give water and feed after midnight. Mo’ ‘Gremlin’ Venus flytraps, mo’ better.
Dionaea muscipula ‘Gremlin’ is a Venus flytrap cultivar sold primarily by California Carnivores. The origin of this plant is enigmatic and is a rare example of a carnivorous plant cultivar not named for color, size, or morphological mutation, but because of its growth habit. In 2009, Damon Collingsworth, co-owner of California Carnivores, noticed a clumping, green plant in an order of tissue-cultured Venus flytraps. The clone stood out to him, and he kept and propagated it. To his surprise, this new flytrap filled the pot within 6 months. He named it ‘Gremlin’ in the March 2013 edition of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, alluding to its “divisive” nature.
Tissue-cultured plants are not necessarily clones of the original material. Frequently, genetically sensitive treatment in vitro causes mutations in individuals coming out of it. Therefore, the result is not always a clone of the donor plant. It is unknown whether the original procedure used to produce Dionaea muscipula ‘Gremlin’ was seed-based in-vitro tissue-culture, or a meristem propagated from a single donor plant. Either scenario could have procured plants similar to ‘Gremlin’, owing to a sexually-derived, natural mutation in the case of seed tissue culture, or hormone-based mutation in the case of meristem propagation.
source: October 23rd Carnivorous Plant Newsletter vol 42 #1 March 2013 Damon Collingsworth
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Unique biology of Venus flytrap ‘Gremlin’
Characteristics of ‘Gremlin’
Other notable characteristics
Other Venus flytrap cultivars & hybrids
Venus flytrap ‘Gremlin’
As the name suggests, this Venus flytrap cultivar divides like gangbusters! It's definitely one mogwai you'll want to give water and feed after midnight because mo' 'Gremlin' Venus flytraps are mo' better.
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