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Strange Growth from my VFT

by KStap18 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 pm

Hello, I'm just curious if anyone knows what's the red growth coming from the center of my VFT (not the cut flower stalk). They don't look like new leaves to me. Just a little about the growing conditions: I grow this outside in full sun in San Diego in LFSM sitting in a deep tray of distilled water. Image
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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by FlyTrap Hunter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:30 am

KStap18 wrote:Hello, I'm just curious if anyone knows what's the red growth coming from the center of my VFT (not the cut flower stalk). They don't look like new leaves to me. Just a little about the growing conditions: I grow this outside in full sun in San Diego in LFSM sitting in a deep tray of distilled water. Image
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It's either divisions or tiny Fly Traps or both. They are definitely tiny Fly Traps. Good job.

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by KategoricalKarnivore » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:34 am

I’m pretty sure that’s a bunch of flowers coming up.
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.
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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by stevelau1911 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:04 am

Once a fly trap loses it's apical dominance, then the dormant buds will activate creating many smaller growth points which will become many different plants which are feeding off the energy from your existing plant. Give it another month, and you should see traps forming.

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by KStap18 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:12 am

stevelau1911 wrote:Once a fly trap loses it's apical dominance, then the dormant buds will activate creating many smaller growth points which will become many different plants which are feeding off the energy from your existing plant. Give it another month, and you should see traps forming.
Now this sounds interesting! Wait but do we know what caused this? I know this plant didn't go through domancy this year as I had received it bareroot in January and it had long leaves. Would that be some reason?

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by FlyTrap Hunter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:35 pm

KategoricalKarnivore wrote:I’m pretty sure that’s a bunch of flowers coming up.
KK. I will bet you a $25 gift certificate from FTC that those are small divisions and not flowers.

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by FlyTrap Hunter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:39 pm

KStap18 wrote:
stevelau1911 wrote:Once a fly trap loses it's apical dominance, then the dormant buds will activate creating many smaller growth points which will become many different plants which are feeding off the energy from your existing plant. Give it another month, and you should see traps forming.
Now this sounds interesting! Wait but do we know what caused this? I know this plant didn't go through domancy this year as I had received it bareroot in January and it had long leaves. Would that be some reason?
What you are seeing is normal springtime growth and normal divisions that happens when the Fly Trap looses its Winter growth. Your Fly Trap has been dormant even if you don't realize it. It has to do with length of hours of daylight and the angle of the sun. And it's likely now getting more sunlight than it has been.

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by KStap18 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Thanks for all the info! Now I can't wait to see what.happens in the next coming months!

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by PitBulMom » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:45 pm

Oh! We got a wager going!
I am just curious to see what happens! Keep us all updated with pics, so we can see what the plant does, and who wins the wager!
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YES!!!! Spring is HERE!!! Time to get growing!

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by KStap18 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:57 pm

PitBulMom wrote:Oh! We got a wager going!
I am just curious to see what happens! Keep us all updated with pics, so we can see what the plant does, and who wins the wager!
Yeah I'll post pictures in the next weeks!

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by KStap18 » Tue May 08, 2018 6:37 am

So this is what it looks like now. It does look like tiny Flytraps or at least the shape of it..ImageImageImage

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by Big-Jack » Tue May 08, 2018 10:31 pm

Looks like a big cluster of divisions. Happens sometimes when the mother plant is under stress (sunburned in your case). The good news is you have a bunch of new plants you can divvy up next spring.

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by KStap18 » Tue May 08, 2018 10:46 pm

Ahhh I see. This plant has been out in the sun since January though, is it possible it never acclimated to the sun that it got burnt after being out for so many months?

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by KStap18 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:00 am

Couple months later, I have a nice clump of Flytraps!!Image

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Re: Strange Growth from my VFT

by nycredneck » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:06 am

Nice clump of traps indeed, that’s looking good.


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