Artchic528 wrote: ↑Wed May 06, 2020 6:45 pm
Copper2 wrote:Facts are built upon not changed. With your point of view you might as well be saying that the world is flat since the last study was ages ago and NASA is a secret hoax society. This is actually proving my point and contradictory to yours.
I thought the same thing! At one point in the history of the world, it was a "fact" that the world is flat. So are we still building upon that "fact" or have we since learned otherwise?
The main point of this thread was that Venus flytraps don't need dormancy, which stimulated a robust conversation and I think we all learned something, which is the main reason we are all here on these forums interacting with each other, right?! Yay for learning!!
As for the latest discussion, about the meristem terminating after flowering, I'm not exactly sure what is being referred to as the "meristem" in Venus flytraps, but I'm guessing it is the primary growth point or the "crown" of the Venus flytrap? If not, can someone please clarify what you're referring to as the "meristem" because that's not a term I'm overly familiar with as I've been out of college for over 20 years now and only took a couple of biology courses in college!
If we are referring to the crown of a Venus flytrap as its meristem, it has not been my experience that the primary growth point dies. In fact, some years for some Venus flytrap cultivars that I grow in large pots (I call them mother pots), the large plants flower to set seed and don't even divide at all, let alone die.
Leave the meat for our pet plants