- Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:17 am
I'll add on to the cuttings thing, if you decide to go that route. I've yet to allow one of my flytraps to bloom, but back in the spring I clipped my King Henry's stalk at around 2-3in and just stuck it straight into the LFS topdressing beside it to see what would happen. The stalk eventually shriveled up and turned black and finally disappeared entirely, and I honestly completely forgot about it. Lo and behold, a couple months later I'm reminded of it when I see a tiny flytrap poking up in its place. It's probably around the size of a dime already with 8 or so traps, which I imagine is a fair bit faster than seeds would have been, and that with not so much as a trace of the stalk left above ground. Next year though I'll probably let my Maroon Monster and DCXL flower so I can cross them and see if I come up with something worthwhile (because why not), so with any luck I'll get a better comparison between seeds and cuttings then.
Also, if you didn't already know this then another aspect to consider is that obviously seeds won't yield exact clones of the parent plants while cuttings will, so if you're wanting to propagate cultivars then cuttings would likely be the better option. Seed grown plants are always just considered typicals of some form or fashion, even if they came from a cultivar or cultivars.