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Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness
by Makoto Honda
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A keen eye is required to locate a tiny seedling of the cobra plant in the field. Hollow, juvenile leaves, measuring only one centimeter or so, have deep-red coloration with a pointed tip. A characteristic shape of the mature leaf is yet to develop. The seedling appears to be only a few months old.

Germination in cultivation, with twin cotyledons. Note there are many plants with three cotyledons.

Seedlings with their first tubular leaf.




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