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    Do you all cut the whole main flower stalk (with all the flowers) and bury it? Or just one flower, with its stalk? TIA!
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    I cut the entire flower stalk off at the base as close to the plant a possible and then lay it out horizontal in live Sphagnum moss. I find I get much more strikes that way vs planting the stalk upright. I'll often tag the stalk with a piece of masking tape if putting several cuttings in the moss.







    I now bury the entire stalk rather than at an angle as in the above pictures. You can get strikes along the entire length that way. The flowers will continue to blossom if cut before they open. Usually wait to see if I got seed before cutting the stalks but if the plant is struggling I'll cut it before the flowers start opening. I've gotten a couple dozen strikes per stalk this way.
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    Whee! That's amazing!! I cut the whole stalk a few days ago and laid it horizontally. Glad to know that it works as well as laying it vertically.

    Just a thought...would laying it horizontally produce many small plants and laying it vertically produce less but bigger plants? Like the rhizome cuttings...
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    Don't know, will have to run a comparison test this year. My flytraps haven't been doing well last few years mainly due to spider mites. It's a myth that high humidity = no spider mites. You can have them, just not in the numbers you'll see when drier conditions favor massive population growth.
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    Sweet, Warren! Something new to try out this year!
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    Well, you learn something new every day. I had no idea VFT's could be propagated this way.

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    Well, 2 months in and it worked for D. binata multifida extrema:

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    I chopped off one VFT flower stalk and laid it horizontally and will do the others when they get a little longer. I am excited to try this! I dusted the one with a little rooting hormone for good luck.

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