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    Strange plants from china

    My sister recently returned from china with a few humorous novelty plant kits.

    First ever venus flytrap-drosera hybrid:


    "body snatcher" plant:



    I thought modern bananas were sterile o_o



    Anyone think they can read the instructions?

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    Those are so cool! It would make sense to me if the drosera and VFT's product name were switched. Maybe misprints?... Or bad translation.

    Let us know how it goes!

    And is there a viability issue with the seeds?

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    Probably contaminated with lead or chromium...

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    I've seen these here in English, also mis identified btw. There's also what appears to be Sarracenia leucophylla labeled as "Scary Ghost Plant". A local record chain called Newbury Comics sells them.

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    "Scary Ghost Plant" <-

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    Bananas aren't sterile...I grew one from seed and now its about 2 feet tall making 2 foot leaves


    In addition to growing plants, I design and build RC planes powered by Tesla batteries. Check out my progress at www.chargedplanes.com

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    I'm not well versed enough to translate the instructions, but the title for the VFT (Body Snatcher Plant) says "Eat Bug Plant".
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    no burden heavier than that of conscious life. "
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    the bananas you buy at the store are sterile. But that is only one variety, the Cavendish. There are hundreds if no thousands of bananas at this point in both the horticultural and food industries. For instance Musa velutina is a great ornamental and it produces inedible fruit that have viable seeds. Also Musa basjoo produces viable seed but if you don't live in tropical climates have fun trying to get it to bloom.

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