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Benny wrote:I still stand very strong to my opinion. Sure, it is an opinion, and I have not done any studies in it. But I know my plants. I have very few, allowing me to observe more. One of the plants made a very fast growing division, but I started out with 2 flytraps. Now I have 3, but the 2 that flowered are perfectly fine. I guarantee you that they were not replaced by another. What scientific study did you read? The one from Darwin?Could you PLEASE move on from this conversation. It's getting us nowhere and it's only causing arguments. We both have our beliefs but unless a scientific study proves that they don't do that, I'm sticking where the evidence is. I have seen on my king henry vft that the new growth is coming out of a slightly different spot than it used to be, and on my typical vft there are a lot more parts of the rhizome where leaves used to be on one side than the other. I believe this is because the position of the growth point changed. I read the study in the forum( I believe Copper2 posted it but I might be wrong) that we originally were debating about whether they did this or not(And also the forum that this debate should have stayed in)
I am not trying to seem hostile. I just know that what I believe is true!
Tigergirl2000 wrote:So I have two Venus fly traps, both of which I just cut off flower stalks from. One of them seems to be doing just fine, but I noticed my bigger one was acting a little odd. When it's flower stalk started to appear and get taller, it was still very healthy, with good coloration and fast closing traps. But I noticed that after I cut the flower stalk off last week, it started to sort of deteriorate a little bit. It started with a few healthy traps starting to turn more dull in color, sort of a greenish yellowish tint. I didn't pay much mind to it until I noticed that a few of those traps were fairly new and perfectly healthy when the flower stalk was still growing. Then I fed one of the traps the other day (one of the newer ones), and it closed slowly instead of fast. I had fed that same trap a few days before I cut off the flower stalk, and it had closed fast that time. But now it seems that the traps are sluggish. In addition to the traps being slow, I noticed that the new trap that had started growing next to the flower stalk seems to have stopped growing (I swear, it's been the exact same length and height ever since I cut off the stalk). It appears to have healthy coloration, but it seems as though it has stopped growing. For clarification, I made sure to cut the flower stalk off before it got too long, so I never expected the plant to turn sluggish or start declining in health a little bit. Should I be concerned for my flytrap's life? I've had these plants since January, and they've really thrived in my care, and I don't want to lose either of them, especially since I believed I was doing a pretty good job as a novice grower up until now. I would really appreciate any help from anyone with more experience than me. If it helps, I can provide pictures of the plant.I'm very sorry that your thread derailed so quickly. Apparently some people can't let go of a debate that has long since ended.
sanguinearocks101 wrote: ↑Thu May 28, 2020 10:05 pm I feel that an appropriate reply to my original post would be" I don't agree that vfts die and a division replaces it like sanguinearocks101 said, but it could also be..."I am sorry if you did not get the answer you were expecting.
sanguinearocks101 wrote:What use would posting the link to the previous debate provideThe current situation we are in. It would provide unbiased answers as this was already debated. I think this is the third flower stalk question posted in the past 2 months. I have found recent articles that state the venus flytrap to be perennial. I can PM you the links if you want me to.
Artchic528 wrote:I'm very sorry that your thread derailed so quickly.I would argee, I apologize to the OP. There is just some diverse opinions on this topic. Artchic528 answered your question splendidly.
Artchic528 wrote:The reason why your plants have stalled in their growth is because cutting the flower stalk put it into a state of shock. A flytrap puts most of their energy into producing the flower stem and when that's suddenly removed, they need some time to readjust and start putting that energy into their leaves and traps again. You should see growth again in a couple of weeks given that they are in the right conditions.This is exactly right. Even when flower stalks are cut, the Venus flytrap will stall for a while then resume growing. Sometimes the main growth point dies, but more often the same rhizome that produced the flower stalk will simply keep growing after stalling for a few weeks as it shifts its energy back to producing leaves and traps again instead of a flower stalk.
MikeB wrote:Honestly, just drop it already.
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