Carnivorous Plants forum: Starting Venus Fly Trap From Seed - My Experience

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Southern Ontario, Canada
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Raddyl
Apr 3, 2018 6:00 PM CST
Hey guys. I decided to attempt carnivorous plants this year in my closet (In Canada). After reading the savage garden and weeks of research I gave it a shot. I am doing two batches, one soaked for 2-3 days, and one not (for a personal testing experience and to share with others).

It has been exactly 5 weeks since the first batch (non soaked) and I finally have 1 successful germination (out of 10 planted seeds).

I am only 1 week into the soaked batch so I will let you know if they beat the 5 week mark.

The seeds had light (14 hours daily, 90-95% humidity, and temp was 21-28C with a heating mat.

Here is the first born!




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Southern Ontario, Canada
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Raddyl
Apr 7, 2018 9:46 AM CST
First trap coming to life.

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Southern Ontario, Canada
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Raddyl
Apr 15, 2018 11:10 AM CST

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Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
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tommyr
Apr 16, 2018 10:31 AM CST
Nice! They grow VERY slowly.
Southern Ontario, Canada
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Raddyl
Apr 24, 2018 8:11 PM CST
Updates: April 24.
Does the strand look familiar to anyone? I was given random unidentified seeds. I'm guessing it is too early to tell. Thanks!
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Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
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tommyr
Apr 25, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Seeds do not come true to their parent. It will be a "typical" VFT unless it has some special features later on, then it can be named whatever you want that isn't an already established name.
Southern Ontario, Canada
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Raddyl
Apr 25, 2018 8:09 PM CST
Thanks Tommy!
Southern Ontario, Canada
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Raddyl
May 3, 2018 7:46 PM CST
Hey guys here's the latest. The original trap is great but #2 is starting to become blackened. Should I worry?

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Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
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tommyr
May 5, 2018 11:56 AM CST
Hard to tell from that photo. Only time will tell.
Southern Ontario, Canada
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Raddyl
May 5, 2018 6:12 PM CST
Hey I took a few more pictures. I tried to get three different angles and circle the two black traps in each. The plant is still SO tiny, so I apologize if it still is unclear.

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