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    I want a plant with a bunch of traps. If I plant like 20 seeds in a pot will that happen or will it grow as if I only planted 1 seed?

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    What? If you plant 20 seeds and all germinate and survive, you will have 20 plants. If 5 germinate and survive, you will have 5 plants. If 1 germinates and survives, you will have 1 plant. If none of the seeds germinate, you will have no plants even if you sow 1000 seeds. The number of traps in a pot depend on the number of plants and the maturity of each plant.

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    What I'm saying is would there be a difference if I plant all 20 seeds or if I plant only 1 seed. I want a venus flytrap that will have a bunch of traps not just 4 or 5.

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    If you get a plant with only 4 or 5 leaves hold onto it, it could make giant traps. The plant will send its energy into a few traps not into making many traps and the plant has better potential for large traps. Many traps are found in clumping forms (clumping forms make many baby plants side by side and continuing growing close together like one plant).

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    I am having difficulty understanding your question. Are you asking about the number of traps on a single plant or the number of traps in a pot containing multiple plants?

    The number of traps on single plant depends on the growth rate and maturity of the plant. As the plant matures (about 3 years after the seed sprouts), the rhizome divides producing multiple crowns (growing points). These can be separated into individual plants. If left together, the result after several more years is a large clump of plants with many traps.

    The same crowded condition can be developed by planting your 20 seeds in the same pot. After about 3 years these plants will become mature, begin to divide, and form a large crowded clump of plants in the pot.

    I often sow several hundred seeds in a single pot, then a year later tediously separate the seedlings into about 10 plants per pot, and the third year separate those into one plant per pot.

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