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By michijake
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I've been having a lot of fun with one of my VFT propagation experiments recently and wanted to share. One of my typicals started making a flower stalk late last summer, so I snipped it and put it in sphagnum moss, hoping to propagate it. Not only did it strike, but on January 5 I discovered that the stalk had also produced false vivipary, months after snipping it from the plant!
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I removed the false vivipary and planted it in the sphagnum as well. Apparently it was not content to just grow its tiny self into a mature plant, it decided to just go ahead and make the tiniest flower stalk I had ever seen on February 10:
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As adorable as it tiny, tiny flowers would have been, I didn't think it was a good idea to let such a wee plant use that much energy, no matter how precocious it considered itself. I did however figure I might as well try propagating it.
And whaddya know, the tiniest flower stalk has struck, and is now growing an even smaller VFT!
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Where will it all end???
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By MikeB
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If you turn that plant into a cultivar, I suggest naming it "Irrepressible" (adjective: not able to be controlled or restrained).
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By michijake
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MikeB wrote:If you turn that plant into a cultivar, I suggest naming it "Irrepressible" (adjective: not able to be controlled or restrained).
Oh good idea. When the plants mature, it will be interesting to see if they're especially prone to false vivipary or clumping.
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_-SphagnumFromHell-_ wrote:That's insane. I know it would probably stunt the plant horribly but I wonder if anyone has ever let a tiny flytrap flower. Would it even work?
I'm curious about that as well, if the next generation of this beast flowers I'm tempted to let it be and see what happens.
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