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    60 day old seedlings flowering!!

    I know I saw another post in the last 6 months or so about a seedling flytrap flowering but this is pretty crazy. These ‘Big Mouth’ seedlings are only 60 days old are there are about 15 – 20 of them flowering already. I have about 300 seedlings in these photos so it is a small percentage (about ½%) but it still seems very odd. Maybe it’s the fertilizer








    Here are the parents - gearing up for another round!

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    I'm about to try growing some seedlings and after seeing this wondered if you could tell me/had a thread of how you grow yours from seeds? I've read a lot of sites but would just like to get it right from an actual person who is doing it.

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    How the hell is that possible?! My babies will be a year old in July. That's unreal! Or is it typical for flytraps?
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    Very cool Fred!
    Quote Originally Posted by tommyr View Post
    How the hell is that possible?! My babies will be a year old in July. That's unreal! Or is it typical for flytraps?
    It's definitely not typical for flytraps. I've germinated perhaps several thousand seeds now in vitro and in vivo. Every once in a while you'll get one that blooms early. The only time I've seen a group of them bloom like that is when I allowed a small one to go to seed and then I germinated all of the seed. All of the offspring bloomed within 3 months of germinating.

    But perhaps it's the growing conditions in this case that have prompted the seedlings to bloom? I've noticed that if flytraps are kept warm for a while, then exposed to cooler temperatures for a bit and then warm again, they'll flower.

    And I'd guess that the fertilizing almost certainly played a role in the flowering too.

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    Very Cool!

    Very interesting Fred!
    I'd be interested in seed from them!
    I have a Sarr "seedling" blooming extremely early in life,
    but certainly with more than 60 days of growth!
    Good luck with these!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoppyCat View Post
    I'm about to try growing some seedlings and after seeing this wondered if you could tell me/had a thread of how you grow yours from seeds?
    VFT seeds are pretty easy. Just sow them on top of your media and keep them covered. Put under lights at about 80 degrees F with about an 18 hour photo period and they'll sprout in a few weeks.

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    OMG so pretty!

    Wow... I didn't know a big pot full of cute little vfts could be so awesome

    Going to post up pics of that S.flava ornata sometime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmlr38 View Post
    But perhaps it's the growing conditions in this case that have prompted the seedlings to bloom? I've noticed that if flytraps are kept warm for a while, then exposed to cooler temperatures for a bit and then warm again, they'll flower.
    You know it has been very cool at night the last few weeks and my lights turn off after 18 hours so there could be something to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowinOld View Post
    Very interesting Fred!
    I'd be interested in seed from them!
    I'm not going to let them continue to flower to the point of getting seed besides I just don't think it would work (too immature) they would probably just kick the bucket. I don't think they would pollinate anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    Going to post up pics of that S.flava ornata sometime soon?
    Yeah I know Zu. I'll see what I can do about that photo today.

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