Have you ever managed to propogate a Venus Fly Trap?


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I have always been fascinated by this carnivorous plant. Maybe its uniqueness, but then, there are so many plants with interesting attributes and perculiar characteristics.

Currently, I am the proud owner of two beautiful specimens. A hard lesson that I have learned is to never let them bloom, otherwise the chances of survival after bloom are drastically reduced. Yet, after a few years tending for these plants I am intrigued in learning how to propagate them. I have been told that its flowers are sterile, is this true? Did any one of you manage to propagate these plants successfully?
 
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I have always been fascinated by this carnivorous plant. Maybe its uniqueness, but then, there are so many plants with interesting attributes and perculiar characteristics.

Currently, I am the proud owner of two beautiful specimens. A hard lesson that I have learned is to never let them bloom, otherwise the chances of survival after bloom are drastically reduced. Yet, after a few years tending for these plants I am intrigued in learning how to propagate them. I have been told that its flowers are sterile, is this true? Did any one of you manage to propagate these plants successfully?
www.flytrapcare.com
 
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Wow, I never even considered this. Really cool idea! I would give this a shot too, but I live in a temperate country.

I don't think its flowers are sterile, that wouldn't make any sense. If it was, how can it reproduce?

A quick google search told me that it is indeed possible to get seeds if you pollinate the flower you let bloom. :)
 
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Really? Do you have pictures? I have never seen one in person, but I think that they are very interesting plants.
 
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I've never grown or propagated one because the only ones I've seen in person at an exotic plant store, looked sick and small so I didn't buy any.
I think they're really cool looking plants but they're not easy to get in my area.
 
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I've never grown or propagated one because the only ones I've seen in person at an exotic plant store, looked sick and small so I didn't buy any.
I think they're really cool looking plants but they're not easy to get in my area.
I checked this website http://www.flytrapcare.com/ and they sell fly trap seeds. They are somehow expensive though. They also have guides on how to raise these plants. I am interested, but my mother will not allow me!
 
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I have a friend who did it, but he is an specialist in plants. No idea how he did it tho, since I have never been interested in those plants. I might ask him later how he did it tho, your post made me curious :)
 

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