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    Hi

    My plant has had a flower stalk for a little over a month now, and It flowered today! I will try to get a pic and post it. When do I self polinate it? when the pollen appears fuzzy? (I'm guessing.) Thanks.
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    Wow,

    That's cool!

    How long have you had it?
    I just know there will be people posting to cut it off or
    your plant is doomed. I know everyone says it is very taxing on a plant and I can't argue with that. I say if your plant was very robust to begin with, then more power to you, but that is my inexperienced opinion. If it is just one of many VFT'S you have, then I say it is well worth the experience even if it may mean a sacrifice.

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    the plant flowering I've had since Jan. I have to admit that the plant is paying for it, I asked Peter myself (You know, the Savage Garden author) and he told me they usually flower in spring, and he told me to clip the flower stalk off. But I was so exited! I wanted (what I'm going to call them), "late year seeds" ! and the plant dosent look so well. It could be going into dormancy,or it could be dying. anyone know? Thanks.
    Spectabilis73

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    Quote (Spectabilis73 @ Sep. 26 2002,6[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]0)
    the plant flowering I've had since Jan. I have to admit that the plant is paying for it, I asked Peter myself (You know, the Savage Garden author) and he told me they usually flower in spring, and he told me to clip the flower stalk off. But I was so exited! I wanted (what I'm going to call them), "late year seeds" ! and the plant dosent look so well. It could be going into dormancy,or it could be dying. anyone know? Thanks.
    Spectabilis73[/QUOTE]
    It's probably just going dormant. Believe me, a dead VFT is very obviously dead, they turn black and get slime all over and start to smell.

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    Thanks.

    I now have three flowers! Two on one, but another bud that has not flowered,and one on another, with 2 more buds!
    I will try to post the pic tonight!

    Spectabilis73

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    kool thats awesome! your vft is going into dormancy ....anyway, cant wait to see the pic!!!
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    Did your vft grow one stalk at a time? The reason I ask is because one of mine is flowering as I've mentioned in a similar post. Only one stalk so far. I suppose then it will start to grow more stalks soon?
    I would be interested in the pollinating question myself. I may want to get some seeds out of this deal! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Two plants flowering, 1 flower stalk on each. Is your flytrap still flowering? You might get another stalk
    Spectabilis73

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