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By Flyeater101
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Joined:  Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:27 am
#375929
Hello, I'm wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else?? It caught my eye earlier and I was just surprised. It appears that my flytrap is growing FOUR heads on one leaf! One of them is seperated from the larger leaf, but its still cool to see :D
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3 heads on main leaf, 4th fused at the bottom
3 heads on main leaf, 4th fused at the bottom
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By Benny
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#375930
Definitely a first for me. I have seen 2, maybe 3 if my memory serves me correct. Will definitely be interesting to see grow out.

The flytrap could use a bit more light and will need to be planted in a 1:1 ratio of peat to perlite if it is not already (just a tip of advice).

Good luck!
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By Matt
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I have seen that one other time before in photos. Steve Doonan had a Low Giant (IIRC?) flytrap grow four traps on it many years ago. Multiple head traps aren't terribly uncommon in early spring but anything more than 3 is pretty uncommon! Very cool and thanks for sharing the photo here :)
By Flyeater101
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Joined:  Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:27 am
#375988
Oh nice! My plant seems to also be growing a cupped trap which is pretty cool too. I did not expect much from a Walmart flytrap haha
By Flyeater101
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#375989
Benny wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:38 am Definitely a first for me. I have seen 2, maybe 3 if my memory serves me correct. Will definitely be interesting to see grow out.

The flytrap could use a bit more light and will need to be planted in a 1:1 ratio of peat to perlite if it is not already (just a tip of advice).

Good luck!
got it! The soil is temporary until I am able to buy carnivorous plant soil.
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By ApgarTraps
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Joined:  Mon May 28, 2018 2:22 pm
#376808
I've had a few doubles, but never a fourple !
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