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    Do I trim it or leave it grow? The 'stalk' is about 1cm tall so far. PS does anyone have a bigger flytrap plant?


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    Your best choise is to trim it unless you want the seeds. Which isn't really worth it. By trimming it, you can help the plant produce more traps. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Nice plant.

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    Cheers for the comments [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Ill trim it off when it gets a bit bigger!

    You may be able to see just below the stalk tiny VFT sprouting, do I have another plant growing?

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    I just discovered mine is flowering too! It's one of the ones I got from the local grocery store just a few months back. I haven't decided if cultivating (right word)? the seed is worth it on this plant, I have 3 more. Any suggestions?
    Also, I'm wondering what this means for dormancy? Seems if my VFT is flowering now, it must think it's spring. should I skip dormancy this year?
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    Good question, CN,
    My Dente is flowering, too. I had to let it flower. The "pretty flowers" are the only reason my wife lets me keep the plants! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Haha! I guess I'm lucky I'M the lady of the house. My hubby wouldn't dare tell me I could'nt grow them! I think he's scared of me, hmmm..... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    While I'm at the VFT question, I'd also like to know if I should spray my VFT's with fungicide. The reason I ask is I keep getting green algae on the moss, and I pick it off gently, but just to prevent more, should I spray?
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    Hi CN,
    If you let your VFT flower then I wuold definitely skip the dormancy this year. Flowering takes a lot of strength from the plant and it may not have enough reserves to make it through dormancy, especially if you use the refridgerator method.
    I don't think fungicide will affect algae. They are two different types of organisms. Algae is found on damp soil that has some nutrients and lots of sunlight. The nutrients could be anything from small amounts of fertilizer or minerals from the stores water to possibly stuff that makes up the dust in the air. This last is conjecture on my part because dust is made of a whole bunch of stuff. Scrapping the algae off and covering the soil with LFS or life sphagnum to block light should help prevent it from coming back for a while.
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    Thanks bck!

    I transplanted yesterday, only because they simply need more space! At that time I pulled off all the green and added the peat/perlite to fill up the remainder of the pot, covering the top of the moss. So I guess I already did that without realizing it would help! Now I know, thanks a bundle! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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