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    When will my VFT Produce it's flower? The stalk is roughly 3inches long, and has the bud on the end which looks like it has white petal tips coming out from it, it's been like that for a week now.
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    you better cut it off before it flowers,it will take production away from trap making and put all its strength into flowering and possibly kill the plant itself.im everyone else will back me up on this [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    CPSINC is right. Don't let it flower. If you do it puts all of its energy into the flowers and it could die. If you chop it off it will grow bigger because if you don't and it still lives it may just stay that size. CHOP!CHOP!CHOP IT!!!!

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    That last post is hard to understand.

    If you chop it off now the plant itself will grow bigger in the future.

    If you don't chop it and you let it flower then it will probably stay the size it is right now IF it doesn't die.

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    At this point it is probably too late to chop the flower, it really needs to be done right when you first notice it.

    As for when it will open, mine didn't start opening flowers until the stalk was well over 12" tall. So you probably have some time to wait
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    I have grown Venus Flytraps on and off for several years. I have let my plants flower. However, the plant begins to produce small traps and looks more like a seedling, but also divides. I have noticed that once the VFT flowers, it will begin to produce outcrops of smaller plants around the original rosette. I have gone from two to seven VFT by letting them flower in my latest terrarium. These smaller plants are not from seeds. These plants just divided after I cut off the dead flowers. I have not killed a VFT by letting it flower, I have always just had the plants divide themselves into smaller plants. It takes several years to get them back to full size.


    Just wanted to pass along my experiences with flowering VFTs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Forgot to ad a picture of the current divisions on one of my VFTs. Once the plants start to go dormant, I will separate them into new pots or another place in the terrarium.



    Divided VFT
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    this was a duplicate post.
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