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by Rcik on August 22, 2006 11:55 AM
I have a venus fly trap that has grown incredibly well over the year, when i bought it, it had less than 4 traps and looked dead ( best they had at the G.Centre, but now it has 11 traps that are nearly 1inch in diameter,

I would like to grow more VFT, so could you tell me exactly how to do this, leaf cuttings being the best i have heard, or separting the bulbs as i must have more than one to get 11 traps,

What soil do i need, compost, or sand or that moss stuff,

And how to plant the leaf cutting, or does it just sit on the top, or semi buried, everything really please,

Help will be much apprieciated [Smile] [Wink]

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by Rcik on August 23, 2006 09:01 AM
Can someone reply to my post please, i would like to start soon,
Thanks

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by kennyso on August 23, 2006 09:43 AM
I've never grown any carnivous plants but I'm still gonna try to help you (I usually post my past expriences). Found this site on google and it seems the most logical. I'm pretty sure you don't use reg. soil cuz it has too many nutrients in it (VTF eat bugs to get nutrients)
[url= http://www.necps.org/documents/200306-NECPS-%236-Program-Propagating%20Venus%20Flytraps.pdf#search=%22propagate%20venus%20fly%20traps%22]http://www.necps.org/documents/200306-NECPS -%236-Program-Propagating%20Venus%20Flytraps.pdf#search=%22propagate%20venus%20fly%20traps%22[/url]or perhaps try http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/venusflytrap.html

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by Rcik on August 24, 2006 05:45 AM
how long does it normally take to get a reply on here? ive seen posts with maybe 10 or more replies,
Where as mine struggles to get any?

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by kennyso on August 24, 2006 05:57 AM
It really depends...I for one like to post with my expiences while some like to post websites. I've gotten 10 replies the day I posted, I've even had times when no one replied, so it really depends on your question that you posted. If you'd like to see for yourself how long typically it can take, you can check the date (the line next to your name) of the firs post and the second reply...usually a week is typical unless your question can easily be answered.

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by weezie13 on August 25, 2006 12:38 AM
HI Rcik,
I personally have never grown a VFT before,
I am not that firmilar with growing them...
It also takes a bit sometimes for gardene'rs to come thru on a daily/weekly/ basis....
We are one of the fastest answering places around.. but it does still take a wee~bit o`time for us to get thru....

But first I can post these links on
The Venus Fly Trap/Dionaea Muscipula

Guides to Growing Carnivorous Plants

And a link to the Carnivorous Section where there is some info on them also...

And I will see if I can send someone thru to be able to help you also, who's grown them...

I do hope you will keep us posted on your progress, good [angel] or bad [devil] on the outcome, that's how we all learn [teacher] is by updates [critic]

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done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by angelblossom on August 25, 2006 02:02 PM
Rcik I use this site to help with my pitcher plant and it is very informative the site I gave you takes you straight to VFT

http://www.pitcherplant.com/care_sheets/flytrap_care.html

Also here is another one Now this one is my fav because it tell you EVERYTHING you need to now from its origin to soil req' to propagation,, I sure hope this helps and sorry it took longer than expected to get a response! I have pitcher plants and this site has a tremendous amount of info on all carnivorous plants and I'd recommend it it to everyone that has a love for carnivorous plants at the bottom of it's page just click forward or back for other advise in care for your VFT> I Sure hope this is what you need [thumb]

http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq2500.html

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by TomR on September 03, 2006 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by Rcik:
how long does it normally take to get a reply on here? ive seen posts with maybe 10 or more replies,
Where as mine struggles to get any?

Remember Rcik, Google is your friend! There is TONS of info on the web about VFTs and everything else. When I want to know about something I google it first, you'll have DAYS and DAYS of reading!

Tom

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