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By Eventerminator
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I just noticed that one of Venus Flytraps is going to be left with one trap left. The others have fully blacken due to old age.

I don’t want to cut off the flower stalk because it’s already gone past 5 inches and I’m trying to get seeds. Would it be okay?
Really red compared to the others it made
Really red compared to the others it made
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By ChefDean
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It might. However, in many cases, a VFT flowering is its last ditch effort to get seeds and propagate that way because of its poor or declining health. Personally, I would still cut that stalk and plant it to try for strikes, maybe even cut it into two pieces.
Just my thoughts.
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By MikeB
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From what I've seen with my flytraps, they usually don't grow leaves when blooming. Their reserves are focused on supporting the flowers. If this was one of mine, I would feed the healthy trap to get some extra nutrients into the plant.
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