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By polyakov
Posts:  147
Joined:  Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:15 pm
#174965
hi all,

Please, take a look at the photos below. Is it a normal leave at the center or a bud?
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By tom_e_boi
Posts:  197
Joined:  Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:56 am
#174968
Yes, that's a flower spike. :)
By polyakov
Posts:  147
Joined:  Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:15 pm
#174971
it is absolutely owsome! How often does it happens with a healthy plants?

I am actually want a few new plants but keeping my big one in good condition. what is the best way then?
would the flower exhaust all its live stock?
By akinkysnorlax
Posts:  516
Joined:  Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:09 pm
#174995
The amount of flowering can be different between VFT varieties. Some of mine have already shot up 3 flower stalks and some have just begun to flower.

I would honestly let it grow about another inch or so and cut it off. It is not difficult to grow VFTs from seed but it takes years before you even get a plant that is of decent size. Although cutting off the flower stalk sucks, it is more likely to make the plant divide more and actually gain new genetically identical flytraps. You can also use the cut flower stalk to get more flytraps using the flower stalk propagation technique which can be done in Tissue culture or by planting the stalk.
By polyakov
Posts:  147
Joined:  Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:15 pm
#175000
tell me about the Technique of stalk propagation. Is it like just putting it to the soil and sealing it under the glass?
By tom_e_boi
Posts:  197
Joined:  Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:56 am
#175646
polyakov wrote:should I cut it from both sides?
No, just at the base of the spike. Leave the top section as it is, it'll die back on its own. I've cut my flytrap's flower spike a while back and that's exactly what it did. So far no strikes yet, but the spike is still green, so I'm still hoping for the best. :)

For mine, I just planted the spike about a half inch deep into a pot of my CP soil mix and it seems to be working just fine.
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