The venus flytrap cultivar known as 'Bimbo' possesses some of the largest leaves among all other Dionaea cultivars. The traps, which are positioned on leaf bases that can reach a length of 10 cm, can grow up to 5 cm in length! They have a curved shape along the midrib and quickly shut when exposed to direct sunlight.
Along with its impressive size, 'Bimbo' also exhibits remarkable colouring. The inner surfaces of the trap lobes develop a deep red colour with a purple sheen, while the marginal lashes can be purple, red, or white. The rest of the foliage appears entirely yellowish green, and parts of the rhizome may be reddish. 'Bimbo' is a fast-growing cultivar that produces fully erect leaves during the summer and can be easily propagated through rhizome division and leaf cuttings.
Originating from Dr. E.Koenig.
National collection description: DM109 “Bimbo”, (Matthias Meier, 2010)
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Plant Size On Offer
Plant photos usually show the mother plant, not the smaller divisions offered for sale.
Divisions taken from mother plants are planted into 9cm pots. The size of divisions can vary greatly and will always be sent largest first. If you'd like to know the size of a plant before ordering, please feel free to get in touch.
Venus fly traps are incredibly easy to care for, given the correct conditions. An unheated greenhouse is an ideal location for Dionaea, they can be grown outside in the UK but a greenhouse provides a longer growing season. Here are the 3 golden rules for healthy Dionaea.
- Provide as much sun as possible.
- Keep their pots sat in 1-2cm of rainwater.
- Use acidic soil. A 1:1 peat moss & perlite mix is typical.
Click here to read a more in-depth guide to growing Venus Fly Traps in the UK.