Anyone have older venus flytraps?

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Anyone have older venus flytraps?

by Mkayum » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:40 am

How old can they get? :D

just some question pop on my mind and I'm curious about it.

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Re: Anyone have older venus flytraps?

by SnapSnapIOM » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:13 am

If cared for correctly and is given dormancy 20 years plus
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Re: Anyone have older venus flytraps?

by jamez » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:28 pm

I have a 22 year old one. I usually sell them off before they get old. It has 1.75" traps now and 6.25" petioles. They produce A LOT when they get that old. I have over 60 plants from it. The leaves have a lot of grain in it, and it dries out more than my other plants. Doesn't have good color.

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Re: Anyone have older venus flytraps?

by 95slvrZ28 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:38 pm

Bob Ziemer has a clone that he has been growing since 1955. I believe both Matt and Steve have divisions of it and I can only assume the original plant, and divisions are still going strong.

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Re: Anyone have older venus flytraps?

by Dubstep13 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:05 am

forever with right care through divisions
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Re: Anyone have older venus flytraps?

by bananaman » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:55 am

You can perpetuate a single clone indefinitely thorough division, micropropagation, or cuttings. I believe one single plant can live for 50 years or so...

But that is just a guess!
In the wild they probably do not get very old, but if cared for correctly, they will live to their maximum lifespan (which I assume is 50 years or so...)

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Re: Anyone have older venus flytraps?

by NelsonR » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:07 am

Its hard to tell, becouse the VFT's like to divide quite often (atleast mine do) and mine divide by three, so theorically I get three new plants every time they divide, so saying that my oldest vft is 8 months old, a leaf pulling.

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