User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 11

Thread: VFT seems happy outside

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Sumter, SC
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    VFT seems happy outside

    Just thought I'd share a few photos with you all. It even looks like it might try and bloom, I think.

    Traps starting to take on a reddish appearance




    I think this is 2 blooms but not sure

  2. #2
    Your one and only pest! Ant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    massachusetts
    Posts
    1,757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It will bloom, there is a flower stock in the pic.

  3. #3
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks like you have two flower stalks and maybe two plants there. It'll be a few weeks before the flowers are ready to open.

    Just keep them well watered as they appear healthy and you should be rewarded with some nice trap growth. I've noticed with my VFTs the trap size growth definitely gets smaller during flower production.

    Your call if you want to clip the flowers or not.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Sumter, SC
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Looks like you have two flower stalks and maybe two plants there. It'll be a few weeks before the flowers are ready to open.

    Just keep them well watered as they appear healthy and you should be rewarded with some nice trap growth. I've noticed with my VFTs the trap size growth definitely gets smaller during flower production.

    Your call if you want to clip the flowers or not.
    Not being to familiar with VFT's what the pros and cons of clipping the flower?? I think your right about having two plants but since it's doing so good I'm going to leave it alone and maybe divide them next year.

  5. #5
    白人看不懂 Drosera36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    z5/6, Rochester, NY
    Posts
    2,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Letting the plant flower can divert more of its energy towards flowering, and then make for an unhealthy plant, although this is not always the case. The only reason I'd think you'd want flowers is either just to "experience" them or for seeds.

    Most likely the larger of the two plants produced an off-shoot from it's bulb thing, which is why you have two plants.

    -Ben
    He who can, does. He who can't, teaches. -George Bernard Shaw
    I love these shirts!!!
    My Growlist
    My Webpage

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Sumter, SC
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Drosera36 View Post
    Letting the plant flower can divert more of its energy towards flowering, and then make for an unhealthy plant, although this is not always the case. The only reason I'd think you'd want flowers is either just to "experience" them or for seeds.

    Most likely the larger of the two plants produced an off-shoot from it's bulb thing, which is why you have two plants.

    -Ben
    Thanks Ben for the info. I think I'll let it flower this time.

  7. #7
    A yellow M&M Jefforever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    over the rainbow (in the U.S.)
    Posts
    1,637
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Make seeds. We need more genetically unique VFTs in this world...

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Sumter, SC
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey I'll try anything once... Can someone direct me to some links that explains the process of pollination and how to do it....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •