sanguinearocks101 wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 1:59 pm
After vfts flower the main plant dies off and a division replaces it. Often the division is very close to the previous growth point so it looks like nothing happened.
mine divide after I cut off the flower stem. it's not a debate. its a fact for me. its quite irritating. I kinda wish they didn't flower. that said, I cut off the flower stem and they almost immediately divide. And sometimes I have problems with the flower stem dieing off after I cut it and essentially the rot from the stem goes down to the crown and rots the crown. it doesn't kill the fly trap but I end up with tiny little fly traps that pop up from the leaves.
BUT I would add that my fly traps tend to divide like mad in Eastern NC. They seem to divide more here than in other places. I am in latitude 34 in NC. Matt and Leah are in latitude 43, almost 44.
from what I have noticed, fly traps actually get bigger in more Northern climates. and where I am, they divide. For instance, I got a Wally from KK on this forum last year and instead of getting bigger, it divided, then it divided again this year, but hardly getting bigger. And that said, sometimes they get bigger and sometimes they divide.
Maybe we are both right or we are all right? but there is no absolute with fly traps and dividing.