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AllTheWayLive
Jun 9, 2016 6:34 AM CST
Anyone have any VFT seeds for sale or free? I've so wanted to try my hand at growing them!!
Long story short, ordered online, from China, less than a buck a pack and got taken!! Grumbling Grumbling
Anyhoo, if anyone can point me a good direction, it'd be greatly appreciated!!
I've attached a picture of the fake seeds and address they came from.
Post script....
The packaging the seeds came in and the name, Catcy whatever, wasn't on the ebay site we ordered from. It said all the right things and used the correct vernacular to be convincing.
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Onewish1
Jun 10, 2016 3:07 AM CST

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Sorry to hear that.. horrible when that happens and being overseas .. hard to get corrected Sad
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mom2goldens
Jul 1, 2016 7:32 PM CST

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I don't think I've ever seen seeds for these--always sold as plants here. So sorry to hear your seed order didn't work out--that really is frustrating.
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kqcrna
Jul 9, 2016 10:18 AM CST

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I've never seen seeds for them either.

Karen
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Kjnorris918
Jul 12, 2016 12:51 PM CST
You can buy seeds, you just have to find a reputable seller like flytrapstore, California carnivores, etc. The reason most found are already grown is because it can take years for a VFT to reach full maturity. :)
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Phenolic
Jul 12, 2016 7:02 PM CST
Less than a buck a pack sounds too good to be true Blinking
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bwv998
Jul 12, 2016 7:49 PM CST
I'm very sorry to hear that. I found this article warning about carnivorous plant seed scams and where to buy legitimate ones. Hope this helps!

http://www.thecarnivoregirl.com/looking-to-buy-carnivorous-p...
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Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 12, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Phenolic said:Less than a buck a pack sounds too good to be true Blinking


They are all fake seeds usually from China or somewhere around that area. If you find carnivorous seeds cheap from an area they originate, there is a good chance they are poachers as you are not allowed to take seeds, cuttings or plants from the wild. :)
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Name: Cheryl
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chaosatlanta
Jul 14, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Hi there! I grow Venus Fly Traps and I have harvested seeds from mine. While the packaging does look shady ... those seeds do look like Venus Fly Trap seeds. (Attached is a photo of some of my seed pods.) PS. I have seeds available for trade - I am wanting to trade for any types of cactus or succulent seeds.


Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 14, 2016 9:53 AM CST
chaosatlanta said:Hi there! I grow Venus Fly Traps and I have harvested seeds from mine. While the packaging does look shady ... those seeds do look like Venus Fly Trap seeds. (Attached is a photo of some of my seed pods.) PS. I have seeds available for trade - I am wanting to trade for any types of cactus or succulent seeds.




T-mail sent. :)
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jul 14, 2016 5:17 PM CST
Hi Cheryl. Welcome to NGA!

I'm checking the database entries, but so far, Cheryl / Chaosatlanta is the only person talking about trading carnivorous seeds.

I got as far as cultivar name 'Fondue'.


Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 14, 2016 7:40 PM CST
RickCorey said:Hi Cheryl. Welcome to NGA!

I'm checking the database entries, but so far, Cheryl / Chaosatlanta is the only person talking about trading carnivorous seeds.

I got as far as cultivar name 'Fondue'.




Fondue is a very neat cultivator. Smiling I have some CP seeds I plan to add to trade. Smiling I have drosera. :)
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jul 14, 2016 7:56 PM CST
Cool! So there ARE some CP seed traders!

Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 14, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Not many at all but yes. :)
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Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

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Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 15, 2016 12:24 PM CST
@RickCorey Do you grow any? :)
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Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jul 15, 2016 12:26 PM CST
No, I haven't tried to grow houseplants in years, not even easy ones.

If they aren't outside (or in seedling trays in my bedroom), I lose interest.
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Jul 15, 2016 12:33 PM CST
RickCorey said:No, I haven't tried to grow houseplants in years, not even easy ones.

If they aren't outside (or in seedling trays in my bedroom), I lose interest.


Haha I went from 30 acres in Indiana to an apartment in Las Vegas so I have plants outside, windowsills and my closet. Haha. It completely changed my plant interest to CP's and cacti/succulents.
Actually you can grow many of them outside in your climate if they interest you. Lots of CP growers in cali, oregon, and washington. But watch out, if you start they become addictive. Rolling on the floor laughing
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Jul 15, 2016 2:21 PM CST
I have around five years worth of garden projects that I hope to get to once I retire. I could add CPs to the list!

I was fascinated by VFT when I was a kid, and have SOME faint memory of watching one refuse to close its jaws when something was dropped in. I wonder where I saw that, or whether I dreamed it>?
Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 15, 2016 2:38 PM CST
That's a lot of projects. Haha. What's one more. Rolling on the floor laughing I started with the curiosity of VFT also then discovered all the other types and I was hooked.
It could've been real. Some traps can be stubborn. Haha. Smiling
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Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

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AllTheWayLive
Jul 16, 2016 10:22 AM CST
chaosatlanta said:Hi there! I grow Venus Fly Traps and I have harvested seeds from mine. While the packaging does look shady ... those seeds do look like Venus Fly Trap seeds. (Attached is a photo of some of my seed pods.) PS. I have seeds available for trade - I am wanting to trade for any types of cactus or succulent seeds.




Mother of millions. Free seeds to anyone who wants them. Id love to trade!!


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