- Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:20 pm
No. you might get a mature plant a year earlier. But it still takes a long time. I have 2-year-old strikes that are still tiny. I might see some maturity by the end of this Summer. And then again it depends on genetics. There are super-fast growing fly traps and super-slow growing and/or small fly traps.
If I wanted a super-fast performer, I would buy a bunch of typical fly traps. And if you do some research, there are a few super-fast dividing and superfast growing typicals out there on the internet.
And Matt and Leah have typicals as well.
Typicals, in my opinion, grow faster and divide faster than most cultivars... that is why its a commercial fly trap. (although I do have a sawtooth x piranha I got 2 years ago. It had 6 adult plants that I sold or gave away last year. And I have 4 more s x p in pots that will be adult-sized in the Spring.
And, oh, umm 100 small divisions. So some cultivars will go crazy. Maroon Monster and Purple Ambush also divide like crazy.
And if you want a bunch of little plants fast, I'd check into tissue culture.
And you can get the fly traps to grow faster if you feed them, but that's too much work for me.
I think if you get some fly traps seedlings growing, you'll see you can't really cut the leaves off. They are too small. But as they get bigger, you can take cuttings or leaf pulls. I would buy mature plants and do leaf pulls. you have nothing to lose. you figured out how to get them to strike... that's a big accomplishment!