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KasraK wrote:I understand that nepenthes are hard so maybe I'll just forget about those but does anyone have Venus Flytrap seeds as those seem easier to grow and honestly I much more enjoy growing plants from seed and seeing them grow and thrive and find that much more rewarding so are venus flytraps just as hard.Venus flytraps aren't just as hard, but they take years to get to the size that you could get from any store and there are many more things that could go wrong. Imagine it like a baby--babies are much more fragile than adults, and baby flytraps are no exception. They are susceptible to damping off, mold, disease, being eaten by birds or dug up by squirrels, and are more finicky than the adult plants. If you really want to grow flytraps from seed, get the seeds AND an adult plant so you get experience with how to care for it.
KasraK wrote:Also, how are nepenthes cutting are they hard to keep and does anyone have them.I've never tried nepenthes cuttings, but they don't seem too hard to root if you give them the right conditions--again, it would be better to start with an established nepenthes and learn the ropes before moving on to other propagation methods. Any and every method of propagation has a chance for failure, much more so than getting a high-quality plant from a good nursery.
KasraK wrote:and honestly I much more enjoy growing plants from seed and seeing them grow and thrive and find that much more rewarding so are venus flytraps just as hard.I used to feel the same way about carnivorous plants. If you would rather want to raise a plant rather than buy a mature plant, and if you get a little experience in the future, I would recommend buying a small plant. It won't be as fragile as a seedling but it will still be growing and developing. However, there's not exactly an easy place to get a really small Venus Flytrap. You could look around and maybe a nursery will sell smaller plants, or you could look around these forums and find someone who will be willing to sell you a small plant.
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