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    can you self pollinate a venus fly trap or do you need two plants to pollinate each other?


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    I think I read somewhere in my quest for knowledge about these plants that they could be self pollinated. I'm only about 75 percent sure though.
    Buckmaster

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    You can self pollinate, However, in the long term cross-pollination is better of course. Allowing them to flower can stunt growth so make sure it is worth it.
    :-)

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    You can self them no problem. That is what I do with all "can-be-selfed" CP's. As my Sarracenia and Drosera and so on. So yep! No problem to do so. Once in a while when the flowers close they will self themselves but it is better to do it by hand to ensure a good seed set.

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    I hope you're not planning to pollinate one for seed. :shocked:
    Flower stalks can really weaken a plant and seed take many, many years to reach maturity.
    If you just have to have seed, try to obtain it online. This way, your plant won't be harmed! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    I'd stick with leaf cuttings or just buying new ones from **********.
    Chris

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