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By lanzad
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Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:52 am
#257001
Hi everyone,

Some of my Venus Fly Traps have started growing very small traps. This started occurring about 4 weeks ago. They appear to be actively growing at the moment. They receive full outside sun and appear to be healthy (at least to me, happy to be corrected though). Their new traps are just much smaller than their previous traps. Here in Adelaide, it's just starting Autumn, so temperatures are down a bit. Daylight length is about 12 hours at the moment, but that will reduce shortly too. I would really appreciate any suggestions as to what might be causing this.
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By lanzad
Posts:  32
Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:52 am
#257033
FLTropical wrote:I've seen that before when the bulb is dividing. The smaller leaves are from the new bulb.
I hadn't even considered that. Thank you for replying.
By Earthy
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Joined:  Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:58 pm
#257050
Could also be getting ready for dormancy...they'll start putting out small leaves in the fall
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By lanzad
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Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:52 am
#257052
Earthy wrote:Could also be getting ready for dormancy...they'll start putting out small leaves in the fall
Considering some of the deciduous trees here are starting to loose their leaves, that's what I was thinking too, Earthy. Then it started worrying me that not all of the VTF's are doing this... yet. If it is because dormancy is coming should I start reducing their water now? For e.g. take them out of their water trays.
By Earthy
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#257053
As the weather starts getting cooler you will want to take then out if the trays and start adjusting the watering. As they start slowing down then you start slowing down the watering...that's what I did when they started preparing :)
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By lanzad
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#257055
Earthy wrote:As the weather starts getting cooler you will want to take then out if the trays and start adjusting the watering. As they start slowing down then you start slowing down the watering...that's what I did when they started preparing :)
Thanks Earthy, appreciate your advice. You've always helped me out in the past too. Thanks heaps.
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