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    I put these in my intro thread so please excuse me for repeating mice elf.

    I just started CP collecting about 2 weeks ago with a batch of vfts (typs, reds and dentae), a few dews and a nepenthes. I bought 7 vfts from lowes because they were in amazingly good shape and I wanted to practice settign up a minibog for the 8 vfts I ordered online. However my online order was delayed so the shipper gave me 24 plants instead!!! Nice of him!
    So here's my muddling with bogs and I would like to say that you people helped cause Ive been lurking your blog for weeks. And any mistakes I made were solely my own... unless I read it here [/img]

    FYI I used pots that are approx 6" deep & 12" across, 2" deep trays 14" across for water, 50/50 sand peat mix and a top dressing of peat(orchid sphag/peat moss).

    this is the batch from lowes:



    These are the online plants.

    Some dentae with 4 typs in the middle that I got from dangerousplants, small compared to the lowes (much younger I would guess) but thriving madly, grow like weeds, can see the difference from am to pm:



    and finally a ring of reds around 4 typs, from same seller, bigger than the dentae but still small, tons of traps coming up that appear to be getting bigger than those currently seen:




    These pics were taken the day after setup and over the past week I can tell you they seem to be enjoying their new home, possibly the fastest growing plants Ive ever seen... then again I cannot think of when previously I have spent much time trying to watch plants grow.

    Cant wait to see how they look in a few months!

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    Here are some pics of my typical VFT.



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    Some recent growth pictures.


    The shorter traps/leaves have been dieing off and these taller longer bigger traps/leaves have been taking their place.


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    Dang, great looking flytraps everyone. A well-grown flytrap is always a pleasure to behold.

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    MDPotter wrote:
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    Quote[/b] ]FYI I used pots that are approx 6" deep & 12" across, 2" deep trays 14" across for water, 50/50 sand peat mix and a top dressing of peat(orchid sphag/peat moss).
    Hi MDPotter--

    Your plants should grow great in those planters and planting mix. With 6" depth and lots of soil, they have room to extend their roots and spread out into divisions when they are so inclined, and the greater soil mass buffers against the soil temperature extremes that so many potted plants must endure and which can sometimes be difficult and damaging.

    You might consider allowing the water tray to completely dry and the planting medium to dry out to moist before adding more water, instead of keeping the planting medium saturated and soggy all the time.

    But of course be attentive to your plants to make sure they never dry out completely. And if you are going to be away from them for awhile, a water tray reservoir is a good way to help ensure that they will not dry out while you are gone.

    Great looking plants.

    It would be nice to occasionally see photos of their growth and progress.
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    Thanks, yes I have been advised often to let the trays dry before refilling, so I have been doing that diligently

    And I will definitely post pics of their progress, maybe in another week or two, lots of new growth coming up so Im going for the before/after effect, the difference should be dramatic especially for the typicals and the reds (the dentae are smaller/younger, not as 'impressive').
    I have one question though, with several of the plants of all three varieties, there are little baby flytrap plants under/next to them, should I dig these plants back up and separate the little tiny toddler plants from the bigger plants or wait til next year and just let them be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I have one question though, with several of the plants of all three varieties, there are little baby flytrap plants under/next to them, should I dig these plants back up and separate the little tiny toddler plants from the bigger plants or wait til next year and just let them be?
    Vegetative division (baby VFTs growing from the side of a more mature VFT bulb) is a natural, common occurrence, and so long as they get plenty of sun and have some room to grow, they will benefit in my opinion by remaining with their parent VFT bulb for at least one growing season.

    So if I were in your position I would leave the plants alone and let them grow larger and stronger this year, supported partially by their parent bulb to which they may still be connected.

    Then next spring, when the VFTs are beginning to break dormancy (which happens the last half of March in eastern New Mexico, US), and only if the pot looks too crowded or there is some real reason, need or desire to transplant them, I would uproot them, wash them, gently separate them from their parents' bulbs, clean off the dead leaves and other dead material from the bulbs using long pointed tweezers and small pointed scissors, then pot them singly or in groups into new medium and planters.

    That's just me-- Others may have different advice.

    Best wishes--
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    Thanks Xscd,

    good, i dont have to muck about with them

    I forgot I already a took a couple of recent pics and had posted them in the 'introduce yourself' forum, so here they are again.

    These are different angles on the reds, mainly because their colors photograph really well (and, as I said previously, their growth has been remarkable):

    (The flower is from one of the typicals Ive put in the center of the pot.)






    And here's links to the full-sized versions:

    http://www.picfront.com/images/Picture_001.jpg

    http://www.picfront.com/images/Picture_005.jpg

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