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    I have another problem. The traps will not close no matter what. The leaves are also turning brown in places, and a hole rotted in one trap and the spider it had in it for 15 days fell out through the hole. Is that normal, because it is just sending a flower stalk up? It hasn't bloomed yet but it just has green buds.

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    that is because it is dormant.

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    I am moving this topic over to the Flytrap forum. This isn't really about ID'ing a plant. And you might get more help there than here. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Cut the flower stalk at the base of the plant immediately. It sounds as if your plant is not growing in optimum conditions and flowering is extremely stressfull for VFTs. If it sends up another flower stalk, clip that one too. If its possible where you live, find a spot outside that receives at least 8 hours of sunlight per day and move it there.

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    I would say its typical form if you gave it more light im sure it would start showing Pinkish red color to the inside of the traps good luck!

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    Question

    so they send up a flower stalk when they are still dorment

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fre8train @ Feb. 24 2004,18:50)]so they send up a flower stalk when they are still dorment
    No, but often its the first thing they do when they "wake up".


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    It skipped dormancy this year because I didn't know, and this is it's first year alive that I know of. And for the leaves that are turning brown, would it be OK to gently pull them off and use them for propagation? And something else, this is off-topic but where can I get a copy of the Savage Garden? I don't have it and have never read it.

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