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Flower stalk growth care

by TERRORBILL » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:01 am

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I have cut the flower stalk off of my VFT & planted it after discovering that this was possible on this site, what I would like to know is (as I live in South Africa & the average temperature here at the moment is about 25 degrees c) should I give the flower stalk as much direct exposure to sunlight, & water it as regularly as my plant ? I have looked through the site & don't seem to be able to find any information on care for the flower stalk after planting it, pls advise or direct me to this info if I have missed it.

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Re: Flower stalk growth care

by Starchy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:05 pm

I'm not sure about sunlight, but I do know that you should keep the moisture level above normal for the stalk. This is why it is advised to have the stalk cutting in a separate container than the VFT. The conditions for growing it will be slightly different.

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Re: Flower stalk growth care

by sbrooks » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:03 pm

I did mine under flourescents, keeping the medium moist, in fact kept a plastic cup over the top at least half of the time. Here is a good thread on here that helped me: my-flower-stalk-cultivation-so-far-t14533.html?hilit=flower%20stalk ......That thread, in fact, inspired me to start this thread: flower-stalk-cultivation-success-t16518.html ........Hope this helps!
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Re: Flower stalk growth care

by Starchy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Here is a little more information from FTC (scroll down to the flower stalk section):
http://www.flytrapcare.com/propagation- ... traps.html

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Re: Flower stalk growth care

by Wahter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:22 am

For me, I just insert the cut flower stalk into the soil (50/50 of sphagnum peat + pool filter sand) and keep the stalk cutting close to the parent plant (mainly, so I will know which cultivar it is). I have kept them in the same conditions as the parent plant outside (maybe I'm lucky to be in NC?) . I posted some photos here:

some-youngsters-from-flower-stalk-cuttings-t16768.html

If you look closely, you can see the remnants of the flower stalk.

Hope that helps,

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