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    Gotta love thinking outside the box! Who has that Thomas Edison quote in their signature? Right on FTG! You grow, Gurl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nflytrap @ April 18 2004,8:11)]I think this will just be a really energy costly leaf cutting for the plant.
    How so? If the flower stalk is already removed from the plant it wont cost the mother plant anything. I've read reports of people getting sprouts from just a severed trap (no petiole or rhizome part at all) so I think it would be possible to get sprouts from a section of flower stalk. Im curious now it would be possible to get sprouts from doing them like Drosera cuttings in a glass of water. I may have to try that this year. Good luck with your experiment FTG.. keep us posted on the results.

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    I agree with Steve, FTG's experiment is very interesting, and has quite a good chance of working (and no, it doesn't weaken the parent plant). Both VFTs and Sundews can form plantlets on their flower stems. Good luck FTG!
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    Spec, you no fun!

    LoL.. Anyhoo, thanks for the comments.. I'll keep you posted! Oh, and no, I'm not using anything to help the rooting, I'm just doin' it the old-fashioned way! ^_^

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    I believe there is a chance the flower stalk might produce a new plant. This occasionally happens with the stalk still attached to the mother plant. If so, the plant will likely form on the scape there the sepals join the stem, up where the flowers come out.

    Its a fine and valuable experiment.
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    Can one bend the stalk to the substrate and pin it to induce roots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (droseraholic @ April 19 2004,1:27)]I agree with Steve, FTG's experiment is very interesting, and has quite a good chance of working (and no, it doesn't weaken the parent plant). Both VFTs and Sundews can form plantlets on their flower stems. Good luck FTG!
    yes, but not in this case. the plantlets formed on flower stalks were from sprouted seed in the seed pod. the flower would have had to have already opened and gotten pollinated, and set seed, for this to work

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    Party-pooper alert! *siren goes off*
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