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    Question I need some help please :-)

    I read that VFT's only have seven leaves per plant, if you have more than seven leaves then it's most likely more than one plant, or something like that. ANYWHO, I read that I can take off one of the leaves and try to start a new plant with it. I took a leaf off, as close to the base as posible, now what? Do I plant it, stick it in water? Teach me please
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    Lay it on your media of choice (peat/sand, lfs) and just barely cover the base of the petiole.

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    cyclopse

    It will take a while before you see anything. The trap and petiole will most likely turn completely back before you see any new growth, so don’t give up!

    This topic has really good pictures of what to expect…
    http://terraforums.com/forums/showth...ght=red+dragon

    Good luck!
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    Do not do that. Let your plant grow as it is. You risk even harming the existing plant. When the time comes, if your plant has like 13 leaves or so...it starts splitting directly on itself.

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    See Barry Rice's FAQ re: leaf pullings

    You can also put the pulling/cutting in a small cup/dish of water. Change the water weekly or as soon as you see any algae growth. Many people have great success propagating plants this way.

    I think the seven leaf stuff is a bunch of crap. My VFTs have more than seven leaves and when I recently repotted them there was only one rhizome in one pot. The other had two joined rhizomes (not ready to divide yet). Both rhizomes in that case have more than seven leaves each.

    See also this thread

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=105739
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    Thanks guys Vraev, it's too late, I had already done it before I even started this thread. My plant seems to be just fine though.
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    read that VFT's only have seven leaves per plant
    Where did you read that? It's total rubbish

    VFTs can have many many traps per plant.

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    I can't remember, on some CP site though.
    Great Googly Moogly!

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