Tropical Fish Enthusiast
Awww.... leaf cuttings aren't bad. I find that live LFS, under an artificial light, kept moist, works well.
Originally Posted by adymitruk
Originally Posted by Capensis
I put most of mine in my terrarium inside. However, I did a couple outside as well, and they struck too.
Originally Posted by HyDxSiJiu
It seems to me that the length of the flower stalk wasn't very relevant. However, I got the best strike rate from the top of the stalk, that is, the 1 inch nearest to the flower buds. Also, I tried using flower stalks that had flowered and successfully produced seed, but I didn't have any luck with those.
I wrote this up in the article about propagation of Venus Fly Traps on my website here:
My success rate with leaf cuttings was about the same as it was with the top 1 inch of the flower stalk, which is about 100%.
Originally Posted by Divine Tree
It is quite common to propagate with flower stalks, especially with VFT clones. A grower would not want to lose his B52 after flowering and get seedlings which are not physically identical to the mother plant.
Ive got Crabs!
I went out and got a cutting of a stalk from my excessivly flowering VFT....I originally thought it was just one plant as it had a stalk when I got it...but it had 4 more growing yesterday when I nabbed the one stalk.
I hope it works!!
im gonna try this now, i have a total of 6 stalk, all have flowered and produced seed. i cut em into 3 section so i have 18 little flower stalk pieces now. i'll put 6 with rooting hormine, 6 regular just stick it in, and 6 sideway with little cuts.
ive had success both times ive tried it, and as mmlr stated, never had success with flowers that had already bloomed and produced seed.