Propogating venus flytraps from flower spikes

From: Zachary Kaufman (
Date: Mon May 10 1999 - 20:51:21 PDT

Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 20:51:21 PDT
From: "Zachary Kaufman" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1618$foo@default>
Subject: Propogating venus flytraps from flower spikes


I was catching up on a few CP digests and I saw your posting about
propogating venus flytraps by planting cut off flower spikes. I've
often wondered if this was possible--tried it once myself without
luck. How do you remove the flower spike and how far above the
rhizome do you make the cut???


In regards to:
I have had some success in the past with an unusual propagation method for
                   some of my VFT\222s. I have not seen this method
mentioned in any of the UK CPS
                   newsletters over the years. It involves removing the
flower spike when it is
                   a couple of inches tall and simply \221planting\222 it in
the soil. Wait for up
                   a couple of months, and if you are lucky a new plant may
sprout from the
                   base of the \221cutting\222. I\222ll admit that this is a
bit hit-and-miss as a
                   method of propagation, but it does save having to find a
bin when getting
                   rid of the flower spikes!

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