|Just to confuse things more, Schnell maintains that cutting the stem early on can result in the formation of a new stem. *He recommends waiting until the stem actually has a flower or two on it before trimming.|
HA! That's where I read that! You see, you see, I wasn't making it up!... (sorry got beat on for mentioning that befor)
To answer the question at hand, seeing as the plant is not growing new traps, I would recomend removal of the stem at this point, if for no other reson then to be caustious about it's decline.
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|Quote (Spectabilis73 @ April 13 2003,06:08)|
|and snipping it off will do no good, after it is over 6 inches, it's already taken the energy from the plant. if you snip it off now it will not help it.[/QUOTE]|
I disagree with that..
snipping the flower stalk after 6" will STILL benefit the plant..
a LOTmore energy goes into seed production than went into just the initial "growing of the stalk"..
so even snipping a tall stalk, that has not yet flowered, will help the plant greatly..you are still saving all that "future" energy that would have gone into flowering and seed production..
IMO, always snip the flower stalk, no matter how tall it is..
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|If you want your VFT to continue to thrive; snip it off.[/QUOTE]|
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