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what's the secret???

by Earthy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:24 am

I see pics of people's flytrap seedlings at so many months and I think what am I doing wrong? I don't keep them wet, they are in good draining medium, they are under lights or outside, etc. It seems like they just don't wanna grow for me :(

So, what's the secret?? :?: :? :?: :?
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Re: what's the secret???

by hollyhock » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:36 am

How old are they? Are you able to feed them? After I fed a few traps on each plant, that's when mine really started growing.. I won't say it's easy to get that little bloodworm "meatball" in the trap, but that is one way to get them to grow faster..
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Re: what's the secret???

by Mufasa » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:48 am

they dont grow very fast, in my experience, they only start growing really nicely after first dormancy

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Re: what's the secret???

by Earthy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:17 pm

hollyhock wrote:How old are they? Are you able to feed them? After I fed a few traps on each plant, that's when mine really started growing.. I won't say it's easy to get that little bloodworm "meatball" in the trap, but that is one way to get them to grow faster..

I have fed them in the past, and they did grow, but it just seems that they aren't as big as some others' I've seen at like the 7 month mark, etc. just not sure what I'm doing wrong lol...so, I've started "painting" them within the past couple of days with diluted MaxSea on the leaves; it worked with some of my big flytraps to get them extra food while being delayed on breaking dormancy due to my dormancy mess-up :-/
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Re: what's the secret???

by hollyhock » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:46 pm

That will probably help too...I don't think you are doing anything wrong. I just thought about a few things. I have some babies that are huge and some that are tiny.. I think that some just are more vigorous growers, and also not all of my seeds germinated on the same day.. So while I think that they are ALL 6 months old they really are various ages...make sense? :D
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Re: what's the secret???

by katya_dog1 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:38 pm

Four things: Soil, water, light, food. That's all I do, and mine are doing great. I'll scrounge up a few pictures and give you my general conditions, if you'd like.
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Re: what's the secret???

by Earthy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:40 pm

sure!! sounds great :)
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Re: what's the secret???

by Mufasa » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:54 pm

all you need is a sterile environment, a little table sugar, some agar, and vitamins, and they will grow like crazy, trust me xD.

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Re: what's the secret???

by dutchplantlover » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:59 pm

katya_dog1 wrote:Three things: Soil, water, light, food. That's all I do, and mine are doing great. I'll scrounge up a few pictures and give you my general conditions, if you'd like.

I think thats four

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Re: what's the secret???

by katya_dog1 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:24 am

Oops. I suppose I was initially thinking soil, water, and light, but....

It's fixed now. :)
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