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    hi im a noob this is my first post ive had my vft for a month or two now. but i have a few questions i require answering if you dont mind?

    1 - ive read that the average vft has 7-8 traps, but mine has about 20 so id imagin there are 3 or more plants in the pot do i need to separate them as they have filled the pot.

    2 - where do the seeds come from in them?

    3 - when you cut back the vft do you cut the bottom of the branch/stem or just the head off?

    4 - and is natural rain water better than distilled water?

    thanks for your time guys i have msn if you wanna chat vft with a enthusiastic noob!!!!

    ciao Ricky B

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    Hello and welcome to the forums. To answer your questions:

    1. There may be more than one plants in there, you can tell if you can identify growth points. Try to find a main point where all the leaves or petioles originate from and that is a growth point.

    It kind of depends on if it seems crowded you could seperate and repot, but that can sometimes be hard on the plant. On a strong healthy plant it should be fine.

    It also depends on the size of your plant(s) and the size of the pot. I personally like a 4 inch pot with 1 to 3 plants in it. I have 4 pots with 1 plant in them, and two pots with 3 plants each in there. I like the way they really fill up the pot.

    2. The seeds come when you let the plant flower. This does have an exhausting effect on the plant, but on a healthy plant it will be ok. Seeds take close to 5 years to mature.

    3. When the leaves turn black, you can trim them off close to the growth point.

    4. Either one works fine, rain or distilled. I use rain when I can, but now that I am in an apartment building it is harder to catch, and when I do catch it, I get lots of funny looks from neighbors standing out in the rain with a 5 gallon bucket. So I just save the trouble and buy distilled.

    If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

    Best of luck.
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    Thanks Buddy

    i have re potted this evening and there is only one plnt but it seems to be growing like crazy must be a good thing.

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    You can also use Reverse Osmosis water. It's cheaper than Distilled and works great. It's what you get most of the time from water vending machines in grocery stores.

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    Also, you may have a VFT form called the "clumping cultivar". They look like many plants when there is just one. Do not believe everything you read. I have a VFT that always has as many as 16 leaves on the plant, while others only have 5 or 6. Plants do what they want, and will grow in many different ways. Most folks write things from their personal growing experience, but it does not apply to all.
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