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Thread: Collecting the seeds from my green dragon

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    I want to thank everybody for your help wih my "weird long stem", I have decided to let it flower. Now the question is,

    1. How do I go about collecting the seed?
    2. Is there going to be more than one?
    3. What do I do with it (them), once I collect them?
    4. Do I have to do anything extra to get it to make a seed?

    Please help a college kid with a lot of info on finance and accounting, but not much on plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Well, since we both are in the process of getting seed from our venus flytraps, I might as well post this information.

    I would like to first state that the information found in the link is correct to the best of my knowledge, and any corrections or comments are welcome. The page is not complete and I will continue to update the information over the course of the growth of my seedling vfts.

    Venus Flytraps from seed.
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    Excellant page Nick. Nicely laid out and concise. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] -- I give it 4 out of 4 smilies!
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    Great page Nick - I liked the photos! Can I have permission to print it out? I promise I won't show anyone - Just a lil copy for me to look at if I ever decide to make seeds! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Nick, you say a VFT has to be 5 years old to flower. All mine that I got from the hosts of this forum are sending up flowers, (although except for 2 I've cut them off.)

    Does that mean that they are 5 years old? Or do they grow quicker at the producer's nurseries?

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    Quote (Tim @ April 14 2003,6:08)
    Nick, you say a VFT has to be 5 years old to flower. All mine that I got from the hosts of this forum are sending up flowers, (although except for 2 I've cut them off.)

    Does that mean that they are 5 years old? Or do they grow quicker at the producer's nurseries?[/QUOTE]
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    VFT can't usually self pollinate. You probubly won't get seed, or very few if your lucky. Just thought I'd let you know that.
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    The seeds that I am currently collecting are from two Red Dragons. I did self pollinate the flowers. Because the flowers were not cross pollinated, the seed set is low. An average of 5 seeds per pod. The reason I self pollinated the plants is that each is a clone of the other. I am not sure if a better seed set would have resulted if I had cross pollinated the two clones. My original intent was to cross a Dente with a Red Dragon. However the Dente did not flower at the same time. I later terminated the flower stalk on the Dente as the health of the plant was questionable.

    Plants produced by tissue culture do grow much faster than plants from seed. The two Red Dragons I have were purchased from pft and were potted up on 11/28/2002. The first flower opened on 3/9/2003.
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