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    We are talking about typicals, aren't we?

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    Sorry about the [/QUOTE]target="_blank">http://s98622558.onlinehome.us/cgi-bin....RL=http [QUOTE] in my first post...I'm not very good at these things yet...

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    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO ENTER A QUOTE?? that just proves my last statement!!!!! (look at de last post!) shoot...

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    it will take about 5 yrs if grown from seeds,
    I'm also staying in s'pore and all my mature VFT are flowering well and are very much alive after that stage.

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    Thank you Darcie. You have confirmed a point I had overlooked. In the plant world a stress-grown plant will flower early to produce it's seed. Something I knew but had not applied to my thinking with dealing with my VFT's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jason Wong @ April 02 2004,6:49)]Kyrakin, your image link thingy doesn't seem to be working.
    Yeah -- looks like http://home.**********.com where the image is hosted is down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (zappafan @ April 02 2004,9:34)]In the plant world a stress-grown plant will flower early to produce it's seed.
    OK - so everyone is in agreement to cut the thing off? Do I snip it right at the base?
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    Flowering does take energy from the plant but it will not kill it. Some people will tell you flowering will kill your plant and thats just not so. If it were, there would be no plants in the wild beyond a single growing season.

    I always cut my flowers off because the flowers don't "wow" me and I don't have any interest in seeds. For any flowering plant, it takes energy to make the seed. That's why gardener's "deadhead" flowers like petunias, geraniums, african violets, etc. to stop the seed production phase and encourage more flowering. However with VFTs, they only produce the one inflorescence and once "deadheaded", that's it.

    If you like the flowers or want seed, let it go ahead and flower. But the plants growth may be slowed down or not as vigorous for a while afterwards.

    Yes, cut it at the base. I normally cut mine when they are a couple of inches tall.

    I do have one green dragon I'm allowing to set its scape as its got a "mutation" on the stalk...two additional tiny flower heads growing off the side. I'm hoping to get a pic of it. Very odd looking.
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