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    i just bought it from store the other year and it is growing well, or was that 2 years ago.... anyways its flowering and its very strong, its roots are growing out of the bottom of its 2inch diameter plastic pot and i dont plan to replant until it is done with flowering.....
    it hasnt eaten all winter but i just fed it 1 fly and i feed it a lot in the summer, i wanted to know how hard it is to germinate the vft seeds and the best way to plant them all as soon as possible, and all instructions on how to grow baby vft's
    its growing on my window sill and its growing well


    -whats the best and quickest way to get them to grow into lil vft's
    -when i replant it long AFTER it is done flowering can i separate it from the smaller vft sitting beside it, it almost seems as if there is 3 but theres 2 in this pot for sure
    -pictures new every week thursday, and some when flowers open.

    ps. these forums changed a lot since i was here as rawcola
    cool red trap pics.
    flower stalk and traps here, pics from mar 8/mar25
    wow my venus flytrap grew a flower stalk!..... 12 buds so far. how many seeds http://s98622558.onlinehome.us/iB_ht...cons/smile.gif
    many many vft !

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    ps i hadnt had it go into dormancy yet, unless dormancy means no new traps being produced and older traps falling really low to the pot, because i never took it off my windowsill.

    but thats another story .
    wow my venus flytrap grew a flower stalk!..... 12 buds so far. how many seeds http://s98622558.onlinehome.us/iB_ht...cons/smile.gif
    many many vft !

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    pic coming in a few
    wow my venus flytrap grew a flower stalk!..... 12 buds so far. how many seeds http://s98622558.onlinehome.us/iB_ht...cons/smile.gif
    many many vft !

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    wow my venus flytrap grew a flower stalk!..... 12 buds so far. how many seeds http://s98622558.onlinehome.us/iB_ht...cons/smile.gif
    many many vft !

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    You've got a beautiful plant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] I intend to let 2 of my own plants flower too. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    VFT's to offer here===>http://www.phongvft.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (uglypho @ Mar. 18 2004,18:17)]You've got a beautiful plant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] I intend to let 2 of my own plants flower too. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    its store bought 2..... u got any info tho ? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
    wow my venus flytrap grew a flower stalk!..... 12 buds so far. how many seeds http://s98622558.onlinehome.us/iB_ht...cons/smile.gif
    many many vft !

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    The Venus Flytrap is a highly outcrossing species meaning it is "best" to have 2 different plants to pollinate its flowers. Outcrossers usually have exserted stigmas meaning that the sexual parts rarely if ever come into contact with its own pollen. For that reason and because the flower is not receptive to pollen for about 3 days after opening, it's hard to get a plant to self pollinate. You would have to keep pollen from a flower that opened at an earlier time, and then pollinate a flower that had been open for about three days. You might want to ask some people their tips for preserving pollen. At any rate self pollinating a plant will give you few if any seeds depending.
    To grow them from seeds, sow them on finely milled sphagnum peat moss, keep humidity high and the peat wet, give them indirect but bright light. I think other growers might want to share on more specifics.
    When you replant it you should be able to separate them very gently. Their roots are very fragile.
    That is a very impressive plant can you tell me more about it, like it's age or where you bought it ? I collect various typicals because when Venus Flytraps, like PinguiculaMan said, are crossed no seedling is ever identical. The plants all grow up to become a different genetic plant, like human beings. Mostly the differences are unnoticed, but, one plant out of a hundred
    may very well be a special plant and one worth keeping. Especially if your crosses are designed to specifically produce plants with certain traits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (zappafan @ Mar. 18 2004,18:50)]That is a very impressive plant can you tell me more about it, like it's age or where you bought it ?
    i bought at whiterose, dont know age, i could ask the store maybe where they buy and so on and so on to give u an approximate age but thats about it, thats all i know about it. had it for 1 and 1/2 year at my house
    yeah i want to self polinate it !
    wow my venus flytrap grew a flower stalk!..... 12 buds so far. how many seeds http://s98622558.onlinehome.us/iB_ht...cons/smile.gif
    many many vft !

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