Okay, long set up but bear with me.
My fiance's brother lives with us. He picked up the CP hobby from me and has his own mini-bog on our patio. One of his plants if a large (7" winter rosette diameter) VFT. It has just broken dormancy and is sending up 2 flower scapes.
Now, he has always envied all the trading/swapping I do and all the CP friends I have and he wants to get in on the action. I have told him many times that the first thing he should do is become active here but he is resistant because he says he first wants to actually have something to offer should a trade opportunity come up. He really wants to let his VFTs flower so he can get seeds but he is afraid he will lose his plant because of what it written in 'Savage Garden.'
So, to the point. What I would like is any pointer/help on keeping VFTs strong and healthy if you let them flower. I would like to give him the opportunity to come into this community and if he feels this is the only way I don't want him to lose his plant while trying.
Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance