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    My VFT "Wacky Traps" is now flowering. This spring it produced a huge scape that dwarfed the rest of the plant. If you do not think flowering takes energy from a VFT, think again. I let the poor little plant flower because I hope to get some selfed seed this year. However, the anthers have not yet produced ripe pollen and the stigma appears to be deformed. Time will tell whether viable seed will result.


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    Best of luck, Bob! Keep us informed as to if you manage to pollinate the flowers and whatever ensues! This is a very interesting mutation, indeed!
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    Even the flowers are Wacky! I love youre VFT It makes me smile like this

    Keep it up! We really want to know! Maybe in a few years this can be come a common cultivator!
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    DISASTER STRIKES! On May 14, while pollinating the flowers, the pot fell off the table and landed upside-down on the floor breaking the flower scape completely off. This was devastating because the ovaries were swelling nicely and a good crop of seed was on the way. Well, no seed this year. Now, I will simply have to wait to see of the poor plant recovers. BUMMER!





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    Wink

    Sorry to hear of this unfortunate accident. Are you sure the pot just slipped off the table or, the VFT having seen itself in a nearby mirror, jumped??

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    Oh now that sucks. Sorry to hear it bro, maybe next year.
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    Or the thing could be stuborn like some of the VFTs I bought and put off another flower slike replacing the one you just broke off. I cut flower spike off only for them to come back. So I said to heck with it, and I am going to be doing a little crossing with some normals and do some crossing between some red dragons. I hope your recovers, or stays health and reflowers. I would love to aquire a wacky trap!
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    probaly wouldnt help but try to put the flower in an pot put the same kind of soil you would use for a vft and maybe it could sprout roots? just an theory

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