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    A Venus Flytrap newbie Daecon's Avatar
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    Cool FIVE flower stalks all at once?!

    I'm sure my Flytrap is showing off, she's started growing 5 flower stalks all at the same time. Two large ones and three smaller ones.

    Is this common or a sign of anything specific?

    We're just coming into Spring here in New Zealand and she's not been eating any bugs recently as there hasn't been any for her to catch...
    I named her Diana, a combination of the Goddess of the Hunt and the "Dionaea" part of Dionaea muscipula.

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    My 'Cupped Trap' had three at one time, after it had already put out three one right after the other (with a week or so between). If it's a Tissue Culture plant it could still be under the influence of growth hormones etc.

    Get a load of this one (found on BobZ's photo finder):
    http://img259.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ihampeslk5.jpg

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    That's nothing unusual, but shows you have a happy plant.

    Letting it form 5 pods worth of seed wil tire it out however unfortunately. I always trim off the flower stalks.

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    I usually let mine flower. If it's doing it narutally, it shouldn't hurt it too bad.

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    I miscounted, there's a 6th little flower stalk sprouting too.



    I've had her for about a year and haven't really been doing anything differently recently, although I can't decide if I should remove some of the stalks or not. Maybe I'll remove the little ones.
    I named her Diana, a combination of the Goddess of the Hunt and the "Dionaea" part of Dionaea muscipula.

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    What I do is if it's it's 1st time flowering, then cut it, if it's not it's 1st time, let it go...it shouldn't hurt it since it's doing it on it's own

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    It won't 'hurt', it just takes such a lot of energy that the plants will grow more slowly for a while afterwards.

    In the wild nobody cares how big the plant is, but most growers prefer as many traps as possible in cultivation.

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    Just think of how much seed you will be able to donate to the ICPS seed bank.

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