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VFT's, spring is in the air

by alex2751 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:57 pm

My VFT's seem to be finally waking up. Only one having troubles for no reason is my FTS Crimson. Both of other VFT's, B52 and Big Jaws are starting to put flower stalks.

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by kittyklaws » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:30 pm

Awesome plants! :D
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by manzano167 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:34 pm

FTS CT looks fine
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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by alex2751 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:18 pm

All of the young leaves are turning brown and than black. It's hard to see on the photo.

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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by 95slvrZ28 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:05 am

My FTS Crimson is looking similar. All the leaves on one side (I assume the side what was on the bottom of the box when shipped) appear to be slowly dieing. I'm not too worried as I have some new growth. Thus far this plant appears to be a pretty slow plant. I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you, the plant still appears to have a reasonable amount of healthy leaves.

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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by Matt » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:52 am

Your plants look great!

The FTS Crimson Sawtooth was under fluorescent lights on a 16 hour photo period. If you're giving it natural light now, the decreased photo period has confused it and it's probably showing some signs of dormancy (browning leaves, slow growth, etc.). When the days lengthen, it should pick up growth again.
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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by alex2751 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:49 am

My Big Jaws captured a first fly but for some reason trap got dented where is the head of fly. I would post a picture tomorrow.

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by ModeratelyExcessive » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:59 am

Red plants also tend to be slower growing than green ones. Just be patient with it.

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by Steve_D » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:17 pm

Red Venus Flytraps will benefit from and grow faster in more or brighter sunlight. :)

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by alex2751 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:31 pm

New two photos with trap closed
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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by alex2751 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:18 pm

Hey Matt, do you know if your Big Jaws I bought would produce seeds?

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by Matt » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:01 pm

alex2751 wrote:Hey Matt, do you know if your Big Jaws I bought would produce seeds?

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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by alex2751 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:39 am

I was reading somewhere that some of VFT cultivars are not producing seeds. Could be wrong though.

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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by manzano167 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:44 am

i think they ment it does not produce the same cultivar the only way to produce the cultivar is through leaf pullings.
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Re: VFT's, spring is in the air

by Matt » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:48 pm

alex2751 wrote:I was reading somewhere that some of VFT cultivars are not producing seeds. Could be wrong though.

I think what you probably read was that cultivars can't be reproduced through seeds. Most cultivars need to be reproduced through vegetative multiplication in order to preserve any characteristics of that particular clone. If you get seeds from a cultivar, while it might have some of the characteristics of its parents, it will be genetically different than the parent and therefore likely not have the traits that the cultivar was registered for.

However, all flytrap cultivars can produce seeds, except perhaps 'Wacky Traps'. It seems to have a deformed stigma and is unable to be pollinated (at least no one has successfully pollinated it to my knowledge). Also, I've not gotten seeds from a 'Cupped Trap' plant yet either.
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