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Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by Artchic528 » Tue May 28, 2019 9:25 pm

Welp, thought it was dead, but this happened....
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Re: Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by Fieldofscreams » Wed May 29, 2019 1:04 am

Yeah that happens lol
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Re: Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by mouthstofeed » Wed May 29, 2019 1:52 am

All it needs is a bit of the white.

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Re: Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by Artchic528 » Wed May 29, 2019 2:09 am

mouthstofeed wrote:All it needs is a bit of the white.

White? Do you mean perlite? I honestly don't want repot my plants again until next spring. They all just got over their spring repotting shock from April.
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Re: Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by mouthstofeed » Wed May 29, 2019 2:29 am

Artchic528 wrote:
mouthstofeed wrote:All it needs is a bit of the white.

White? Do you mean perlite? I honestly don't want repot my plants again until next spring. They all just got over their spring repotting shock from April.


Heh, no, I mean the white part of the VFT that lives under the soil. If you have a piece of that, it will become a new plant.

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Re: Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by Artchic528 » Wed May 29, 2019 2:37 am

mouthstofeed wrote:
Artchic528 wrote:
mouthstofeed wrote:All it needs is a bit of the white.

White? Do you mean perlite? I honestly don't want repot my plants again until next spring. They all just got over their spring repotting shock from April.


Heh, no, I mean the white part of the VFT that lives under the soil. If you have a piece of that, it will become a new plant.
Oh, you mean the rhizome. Yeah, that makes a lot more sense. Lol

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Re: Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by bananaman » Wed May 29, 2019 6:55 pm

Artchic528 wrote:Oh, you mean the rhizome. Yeah, that makes a lot more sense. Lol

Even the tiniest chunk of rhizome can regenerate. I’ve told this story a few times here, but a couple years ago, I had a pot of seedlings get torn up and uprooted by a raccoon. All the plants sat out in the summer heat and dessicated. I found a tiny bit of undessicated rhizome from one seedling — about 2 mm x 2 mm — and it came back and is a healthy (albeit small) red flytrap.

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Re: Resurrection of a leafless flytrap...

by Fieldofscreams » Wed May 29, 2019 10:23 pm

I broke off a junk of rizhome once when repotting. I just threw it in the moss about 1/2" down.

I had completely forgotten about it. Two months later what seemed like 100 little traps came up out of nowhere.
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