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Thread: My VFT is Flowering. Do I Cut It or Let It Grow?

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    (also, see above reply by Scottychaos; if you want bigger traps, cut the flower stalks low, as soon as you identify it as a flower stalk)

    Flower bud prior to blooming (the bud is just under the "b" in "blooming" - they're hard to mistake):


    VFT flowers:

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    This is a Lowes cube of death plant that I bought this winter:











    It lives on.. now outside!

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    it is ok to let your venus flytrap to flower IF it is three years or older if it is younger i would advise cutting it odff if it is two years or younger.

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    If you do cut the flower stalk as close to the bulb as possible and plant it,it will produce a young VFT!
    Good luck
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    Flowering is a bit iffy from what I've read. If it's growing in marginal or less than ideal conditions, flowering will probably kill it. If you take marvelous care of it and it's nice and healthy, you could try, but growing flytraps from seed is impractical. They take years to mature.

    EDIT: Speaking of Venus flytraps flowering, I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to notice a very dense clump of green stuff in the center of my plant. After five minutes of poking, using a magnifying glass, and more poking, I determined that--surprise!--my flytrap is going to bloom in a few weeks.
    Last edited by Plant Planter; 03-30-2013 at 07:51 AM.

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