Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

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Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by tomer126 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:42 pm

hey, so i have a venus flytrap i bought about a year ago, and during this winter, it didn't go to hibernation. websites i read told me that the winter in my country is enough to get the plant to hibernate, but apparently not. anyways, now its got four stalks starting to grow, should i cut them down? and how do i make sure next winter it will go to hibernation?
thanks.
here are some photos of it:
http://prntscr.com/ncb0rz
http://prntscr.com/ncb15z

(in the photos, you can also see my sundew, its a bit dry, since there was a mixup and it wasn't watered enough... but it has happened before and after a few weeks it was good as new, so I'm not concerned that much.)

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Re: Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by Cross » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:49 pm

I see 5 flowers. They're likely five separate divisions. I think the plants look great. I'd let them go and see how they do. That's my opinion though. Those traps do look awesome.

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Re: Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by CpKid » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:10 pm

I second cross, it looks great!

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Re: Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by Cross » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:15 pm

tomer126 wrote:hey, so i have a venus flytrap i bought about a year ago, and during this winter, it didn't go to hibernation. websites i read told me that the winter in my country is enough to get the plant to hibernate, but apparently not. anyways, now its got four stalks starting to grow, should i cut them down? and how do i make sure next winter it will go to hibernation?
thanks.
here are some photos of it:
http://prntscr.com/ncb0rz
http://prntscr.com/ncb15z

(in the photos, you can also see my sundew, its a bit dry, since there was a mixup and it wasn't watered enough... but it has happened before and after a few weeks it was good as new, so I'm not concerned that much.)
Are they typicals or a specific cultivar? If you carry them to seed, let me know, I'd love to request some.

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Re: Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by tomer126 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 pm

Cross wrote:I see 5 flowers. They're likely five separate divisions. I think the plants look great. I'd let them go and see how they do. That's my opinion though. Those traps do look awesome.

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yeah, i missed one. so you think to let them flower even after a winter without a hibernation won't hurt them? and thanks, i think they look good too.

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Re: Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by tomer126 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:16 pm

Cross wrote:
tomer126 wrote:hey, so i have a venus flytrap i bought about a year ago, and during this winter, it didn't go to hibernation. websites i read told me that the winter in my country is enough to get the plant to hibernate, but apparently not. anyways, now its got four stalks starting to grow, should i cut them down? and how do i make sure next winter it will go to hibernation?
thanks.
here are some photos of it:
http://prntscr.com/ncb0rz
http://prntscr.com/ncb15z

(in the photos, you can also see my sundew, its a bit dry, since there was a mixup and it wasn't watered enough... but it has happened before and after a few weeks it was good as new, so I'm not concerned that much.)
Are they typicals or a specific cultivar? If you carry them to seed, let me know, I'd love to request some.

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i think typical? i don't really know how to tell... and i do think I'll let it seed

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Re: Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by Cross » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:20 pm

tomer126 wrote:
Cross wrote:I see 5 flowers. They're likely five separate divisions. I think the plants look great. I'd let them go and see how they do. That's my opinion though. Those traps do look awesome.

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yeah, i missed one. so you think to let them flower even after a winter without a hibernation won't hurt them? and thanks, i think they look good too.
Nah, I think they will fine. Just be 100% positive they go into dormancy next year.

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Re: Venus flytrap didn't go to hibernation, now flowering

by stevelau1911 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:40 am

I believe that if you had them by a window where it was fairly dark enough and had a cool draft, your traps probably experienced some degree of dormancy for them to be able to produce flower stalks like that. Based on this year's experiement, I had plenty of flower stalks come off the ones that I kept in a refrigerator for 3 months while the ones that stayed outdoors in the tropical climate of Hawaii produced none, and appear very lazy in terms of growth. After taking them out temporarily to look at the roots, the ones that went into hibernation from the refrigerator were producing lots of new roots while the ones that were left outdoors were producing none.

I ended up putting the rest of the ones that did not get dormancy into the fridge where I intend to keep them for 2 months so they can at least recover some vigor. Based on my experience, the ones with no dormancy will keep producing traps, but eventually lose their vigor, get slower and slower making big traps, but appear to be burning themselves out similar to a vegetable that is bolting.

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