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    animal lover, aquarium and CP enthusiast MidnightSkies's Avatar
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    flower stalk cuttings

    My typical vft has been sending up countless flower stalks lately (just noticed another coming up yesterday), and since it's so late in the season I've been snipping them off and trying to use them for propogation. I thought I would post pictures since I haven't come across any of those here. My first attempt at this actually worked


    One week ago...



    And yesterday...



    That one along with one other piece were planted about a month ago. The other isn't growing quite as well and is in the soil horizontally. Does anyone know about how quickly they end up growing? I should replant them once they start getting roots?

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    Cool. I've got a flower stalk growing on one of my VFTs for some odd reason right now. I'm going to do the same thing here as soon as I cut it and get motivated enough to break out my bale of peat moss and sift out the crap and mix some perlite for a pot.

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    Nice! Here's a shot of one of mine:


    I have about 5 or 6 of them that are actually taking. I let most of my plants flower and then I tried using the flower stalks after I gathered the seeds. The stalks seem to have lost their ability to send out plantlets. I didn't get any of them to strike. Seems like the flower stalk cutting trick only works when the flower stalk is "fresh" (before flowering).

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    Are these indoors or outside?

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    Wow, I can't wait for mine to start getting that big and have traps!

    If you were asking me, mind are indoors since they're covered and we've been having pretty cold temps lately.

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    Great job with the project! ...and they said it couldn't be done...

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    Congratulations on the strike! Was it done inside or outside?
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    holy sweet flower stalk can be propagated too? lol so when should the flower stalk cut off from the main plant as in how many weeks? days? inch? mm? lol and where do u propagating them? outdoor? or indoor?

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