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    i bought a new flytrap that was flowering already...it looks better than any trap i have ever seen with about 8-10 huge traps on it... is this any problem to let it flower? does it need special attention? can i get seeds from them ? how? any advise would be great... thanks...

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    It doesn't need special attention if you let it flower. However it will weaken the plant and stunt it's growth for the rest of the growing season. In my honest opinion I would chop the flower stalk as the flowers arn't that impressive and it's easier to do leaf cuttings than grow from seed.

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    As soon as I see my plants put up flowers, I immediately cut it off all the way down to the base.

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    Get rid of the flower. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    It won't help your plant, and it takes up to 5 years to get a mature VFT from seed. You are better off picking up a new plant to save on the insanity factor ( in my opinion).

    The flower will take the energy out of the plant. It is best to get rid of them as fast as they come up.
    Good luck!

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