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    Venus Flytrap Q.

    Em, how big can these things grow?
    I mean if were to seperate one leaf, feed it, water it and give it soil, and this leaf was on its own
    - How big would it get if i kept seperating its smaller growing buddies?
    And what is the biggest venus flytrap someone has on this site?

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    You mean the clumps or the leaf/trap size? Vft's are know to take over a pot by clumping. Maybe there is a better word then clumping.
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    The usual maximum is around 1 3/4". A plant can also clump and produce a lot of growing points so it's possible to get 100 odd traps.
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    yeah, but whats like the biggest hieght

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    Heres my biggest

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    I always suspect everything could be a trap... thats why I'm still alive
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    Will,
    just keeping one individual trap and cutting off all the rest will do nothing to make that one trap bigger..
    if anything, the plant will just weaken and die..

    the best way to get the biggest possible traps is to have excellent growing condtions! give your plant pure water, lots of direct sunlight, and let it catch its own food! (keeping it outside is best)
    and only cut off old traps when they turn brown and die..
    lots of traps will result in a more vigorous plant and a bigger bulb (rhizome) because lots of traps = lots of nutrition from sunlight and bugs..
    then the bulb will be more likely to send up bigger traps..

    IMO, cutting off all the traps but one will result in a weaker plant, and smaller traps..

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    i agree with scotty, but you can feed the plant living bugs yourself, too.

    remember, if you want to get the largest traps, get a cultivar that's been bred to have large traps like bigmouth.

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    scotty's right, one singular trap will not benefit the plant. The leaves are meant to be for photosynthesis. To answer your question, one of mine did get up to 1.5", but it died of old age. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Some ppl here have monsters which I hear can devour humans :shiver: [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    Hmmm, waiting for someone to post a pic of that VFT in little shop of horrors... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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