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By jdoraz13
Posts:  53
Joined:  Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:38 pm
#157002
So I decided to try several different growing techniques over the winter lets see how it goes.
What I have is 1 cut flower stalk, 2 leaf pullings, and 1 division. I've been taking pics here and there of my progress and to share as a first timer.

the stalk was about 2 1/2 inches when I cut it, I had to plant in Peat/Perlite because of a delay in receiving my LFS
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4 Weeks later...
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the leaf pullings came a week later once my LFS arrived
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and 3 weeks later I believe there may may be a callous/strike on one of the leaves I circled it (I know the pic is hard to see)
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And lastly an unexpected division that came when re-potting I decided to let it skip dormancy :shock:
it started out with 3 traps on it and is now up to 8 traps and 3 new growths coming in :D
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most recently...
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That's it for now... Hopefully I'll have some success and get some strikes soon.
Last edited by jdoraz13 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.
By jdoraz13
Posts:  53
Joined:  Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:38 pm
#157411
pieguy452 wrote:Very nice job with the strikes! Hopefully the flower stalk will catch on :)
Thanks, I'm hoping the stalk catches too I've seen a lot of great growth from flower stalks on this forum... How long should I wait before checking the stalk below the media? I've read some people wait 1 month (which is where I'm at now) and others wait up to 2 months or more.
Ginsburg wrote:awesome - well done. Can't wait to try my hand at this sometime :)
Thanks, I suggest trying it out it's fun and also it gives you more experience with experimenting different growing methods.
By jdoraz13
Posts:  53
Joined:  Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:38 pm
#159313
quick update my leaf pulling looks like its doing great, the flower stalk had some callous' on it so I put it deeper into the media and now it's the waiting game... very tempting to peak but I wont lol

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By jdoraz13
Posts:  53
Joined:  Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:38 pm
#168094
***UPDATED PICS ON MY PROPAGATION PROJECTS***
So I had a flower stalk but ended up losing it to rot shortly after it started to strike :(
but I have had some luck with my leaf pulling and division a flower stalk started to form about 3 months
after this plant divided and has been growing fast.

this was taken at the end of January
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One week later after re-potting with the leaf pulling
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@ Three weeks
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and as of yesterday 1 month
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By tish
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Joined:  Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:55 pm
#168139
Very cool to see you have almost 100% success on what you have started. Anyway, how did your flower stalk rot? Did you water too much? Was the soil too wet?

So for the new flower stalk, I guess you wont be cutting for another attempt. Good luck yeah :) Nice photos too!
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By jdoraz13
Posts:  53
Joined:  Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:38 pm
#168258
Goodkoalie wrote:Nice that you are letting it flower. I just noticed my first venus flytrap flower yesterday.
thanks, I wanted to let the first stalk grow but it was to close to dormancy I didn't want to risk losing the plant since I am relatively new at growing VFT's
tish wrote:Very cool to see you have almost 100% success on what you have started. Anyway, how did your flower stalk rot? Did you water too much? Was the soil too wet?

So for the new flower stalk, I guess you wont be cutting for another attempt. Good luck yeah :) Nice photos too!
I was only misting it once a day, but the pot that I had wasn't great. It wasn't a tray style instead it was like a bell shape with a drain but any excess water would collected at the bottom of the pot... Now I know better.. And ya I'm letting this one flower should be any day now a few bulbs are starting to open!! :D
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