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    The Byblis liniflora plants tortured me by producing numerous flower buds which I cut away every two days. I get sticky, slimy dew on my fingers! Anyway, I wanted to see how tall they will grow if I remove every flower bud and preventing fruit formation. As tall as chopsticks!



    The stem is kind of woody but the tentacles are still there!
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    Very cool Cindy! Do they really grow taller if you prevent them from producing seed? I have a flowering B. liniflora in one of my terrariums that flowers CONSTANTLY!

    Since I decided to grow this plant, I've realized how amazing it really is. It has quickly become one of my favorite CPs

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Since I decided to grow this plant, I've realized how amazing it really is. It has quickly become one of my favorite CPs
    Ditto, I'm scowering to find other species of this beautiful genera!

    That's no torture... Let me show you torture. :snaps a pic:




    AAAH! Yours are just tall, mine are etiolated abominations. I'd love to finally sprout some seed, but there's always a mysterious disaster- somebody tosses the water my seeds were soaking in (UUUUUUG,) birds poop and tear apart the soil, nuclear explosion from my Mr. Fusion... The list goes on! And THIS is when you can compain about getting your hands sticky! See all of the buds in the 2nd shot? I need to pollinate and cut each one of those for my B. liniflora giveaway. Some day I hope to grow a plant I can be proud of- for now it's frankenbyblis!
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    Dang Est, that's nuts!

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    And I have one lone seedling that has been in a state of limbo for a month! You guys make me sick!

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    Dang Est, my plants are in bright shade the entire day and gets direct setting sunlight from 5pm till 7pm. A blast considering I am living at the equator. You need to up your light intensity.
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    EST how long does it take for seeds to sprout? the ones you kindly sent me are in perfect conditions and nothing!

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    I kinda feel sorry now that I'm getting Mitch's Byblis...anywho, I'm not an expert on Byblis, but I've heard from other growers that Bylis seeds can take weeks or even months to sprout. Ya just gotta be patient.

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