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Old 30-05-2012, 07:51 PM
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Some up close photographs of my venus fly trap

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Old 30-05-2012, 08:36 PM
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Awesome! Mine has flowered which I didn't expect until I saw a huge stalk one morning!
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Old 30-05-2012, 10:00 PM
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Mine's just flowered, too. They're awesome plants and I hope I keep mine alive (greenfingers, I am not!).

Great pictures by the way!
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Old 31-05-2012, 10:19 AM
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those pics are fab what camera are you using?

I love those plants i get a grow your own one every year but i never manage to do it right.
i try to buy live but usually the places to get them people have poked at them with fingers and worn them out to the point they are half dead before you buy them.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:01 AM
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I'm worried about mine now, most of the heads have died. How am I supposed to pollenate it? The flower is so small I can't get hold of the things to do it. I should have cut the flower off ages ago I'm just too curious
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:15 PM
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I buy one most years and keep it on the kitchen windowsill. They usually die off in autumn but one year I managed to keep it alive and it survived into a second summer although it was smaller and weaker. I always cut off any flowers as I read they weaken the plant.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:57 PM
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Its best to remove the flower stalk so that the growth goes into the plant not the flower.
They sould be watered with rain water and will go dormant in the autumn..I over winter all of mine in a unheated greenhouse and they revive every spring.
If anyone is interested I have a few different carnivorous plants for sell..VFT's sundew and some Pitcher plants...just pm me.
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