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    I don't see why Venus Flytraps flowering is such a big deal... It will rarely kill your plant. The most is just weaken it alittle if it isn't too healthy. I've had little vfts the size of my pinky flower with no problem and still survive, so that just goes to show that flowering is waaaaay overrated!

    Here are some picks for proof-










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    *Assumes this is the same midget one you posted about a while back*

    did you ever get seed?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    jimscott- these guys are actually still out of TC and growing like mad since last august. i decided to skip their first dormancy and they really don't seem to have noticed at all...

    lol no they're not going outside, crazy weather. they're currently on tons of nice, warm, predictable flourescent lighting and they seem quite happy. the typical puts out smaller traps than the dente but they're still growing, and nice red traps too. actually you can see for yourself:



    and while i'm at it, here's the other: (both of these are from about two weeks ago, there are two new stalks since... the dente had already had one cut off)



    I'm thinking of flowering the typical just to say i tried i'm planning on scrounging up some sand/peat mix to try some pygmy drosera gemmae over the summer anyway so maybe i'll try a few VFT seeds too, assuming i get some... can't hurt to try right?
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

    ~a friend's observation of my CP's

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    Hmmm...praps we could trade seeds. I'd love the genes of both of those plants!
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Wow,nice coloration!
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    Very nice looking plants. Wish I had your digi-cam!

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    Fergit the digicam! I'll take dem PLANTS!!!!!!!
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    I always pinch off the flowers. With healthy plants, the flowering will not kill the plant. Plants that flower do not get big as quickly as plants that have the flowers removed. I did an experiment once; I had about 20 plants sending up flowers, so I pinched off half and left half to bloom. This was far from being a valid scientific experiment, but it was obvious that the plants without flowers were more robust and larger in size by mid summer. The plants that I allowed to flower were perfectly healthy, but they were slower to really get growing. Also, it is fun to grow CP from seed, but for VFT it is painfully slow compared to leaf pulling or division.

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