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    Pretty cool, ha.

    I have had this happen with both flytrap and ceph plantlets from leaf pulls when I left them way too long in the clear shallow container they sprouted in. The ceph plantlet actually grew underneath the LFS against the bottom of the container, really weird. Mature flytraps naturally divide (form multiple bulbs) and when they do not have enough room to move up and grow above the soil they can often grow downward even when not exposed to light. Sarracenia that have outgrown their pot will do the same thing, sprout from the main rhizome and grow downward. Your little “mole” flytrap will do fine once put into more normal growing conditions, as my flytrap and ceph “moles” did.
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    Since it has never gotten a dormancy in 3 years I figured it was absolutely vital it got one this year, but I knew it wouldnt survive the winter in that tiny uninsulated pill jar so I made the tough decision to repot so late into the season. I got 6 independant divisions out of it and potted it up in a larger, more insulated pot. Hopefully they will be able to recover in time for dormancy, if not, oh well.

    Also, there were three separate underground divisions, they all had their own roots, and yes, the traps did function!




    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    Nice!

    As long as the roots donít freeze they should be fine through winter dormancy. If they are to be outside you might want to consider insulating the pot from freezing solid by putting it on the ground, covering the sides with bubble wrap or surrounding it with straw, and mulching the top with leaves or pine needles when temperatures are going to be below freezing for an extended period of time.

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    Yeah, I will likely wrap it in newspapers and leaves or something similar.
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    That should work. Keep us updated on how they do. A pot full of mature flytraps is an awesome sight!

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    Agreed! Maybe in a few years Ill have something like this:
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    Yeah, that be it!

    Or this:

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