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    Against The Grain? A Flowering VFT

    Ok, Here is some eye candy


    The reason I say its against the grain is a few reasons. Its been indoors for 3 weeks, I got it from a garden centre when the stalk was about and inch and a half. Its been outside not very often, maybe twice. Its been inside, with filtered sunlight and as a result (I believe) the stalk has spiraled. All this, and when I fed it a live wasp this morning and the trap shut so fast I blinked and missed it Aside from that, new traps are forming all the time. It goes against everything I believed a VFT should be like when its flowering. Just thought I'd share this unusual curcumstance with everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    It goes against everything I believed a VFT should be like when its flowering. =
    How did you think it would "behave" while flowering? Typically the only real difference is there is a flower growing out of the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    Typically the only real difference is there is a flower growing out of the center.
    Hah! That's exactly what I was thinking when I read this post. Though I can understand how someone would get the idea that a VFT would be near death when flowering due to all of the fuss about not letting them flower.

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    Maybe, but I avoided letting them flower due to the belief that growth would slow and the plat would be weak. Not only that, its the conditions, I thought it was in quite bad growing conditions. So Im assuming the VFT outside will be even better. I wont let my Red Dragon flower to let it grow. Is it normal for them to grow 2 flower stalks right next to each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    So Im assuming the VFT outside will be even better.
    You're plant looks pretty healthy, but typically the more sun you give them, the healthier they are.

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    Is it normal for them to grow 2 flower stalks right next to each other?
    It isn't normal, but it isn't uncommon.

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    I'll cut one flower stalk off then. I think its about 4 inches. One is thick, the other is thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    but I avoided letting them flower
    Well, judging by that nice flower in your picture you didn't do a very good job! Just kidding. It's a great picture of the flowers.

    Under good growing conditions you shouldn't see a detrimental effect of flowering. In the wild they flower and continue to thrive year after year.

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    The only thing I've noticed when a VFT is flowering is that the new trap leaves usually tend to be smaller than before or after.
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