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    I'm only letting half of my stronger VFTs this year flower, that way if something does happen and the flowering ones die (not likely) ill still have a few left, so far the ones that i am letting flower are producing considerably smaller leaves, but theyre still alive
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    hehehe thank you [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I have heard you should wait til the first flower just opens to pinch off the inflorescence; otherwise, the plant just sends another stalk right up.

    Is this true, or should you snip the stalks right off as soom as you see them?

    Almost all my VFTs from last year are sending up flower stalks. I will let one or two flower, but I'd like the prevent the rest from doing so.

    Or should I not worry, let nature do its thing, and see what happens? The flowering VFTs are currently in my growing chamber, but I'm about to move them outside. They did great outside last year, and caught plenty of insects on their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SarraceniaScott @ Mar. 22 2005,11:29)]I have heard you should wait til the first flower just opens to pinch off the inflorescence; otherwise, the plant just sends another stalk right up.

    Is this true, or should you snip the stalks right off as soom as you see them?

    Almost all my VFTs from last year are sending up flower stalks. I will let one or two flower, but I'd like the prevent the rest from doing so.

    Or should I not worry, let nature do its thing, and see what happens? The flowering VFTs are currently in my growing chamber, but I'm about to move them outside. They did great outside last year, and caught plenty of insects on their own.
    Sometimes they will send up another stalk. If you wait till the first flower opens then you might just as well let them all open, the "damage" is done. As Steve L said, it generally wont hurt the plants, but they will not grow as large or as quickly as if you clip the flowers right away.

    If it sends up another stalk, just clip that one too.

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    I say it's worth the experiance. I must have 80 baby 1 year olds. Their so cute at that age. They just grow so slowly.
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    The mini vft that flowered for me last season sadly did not make seeds since it was the only flowering plant at that time. The flower was cool looking though, it had an extra of everything, like an extra petal.... ect...
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    Hmmm...so you were unable to self fertilize it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nflytrap @ Mar. 22 2005,6:14)]Hmmm...so you were unable to self fertilize it?
    lol no, i'm saying that it's still a very teeny flower stalk with no flowers as of yet



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