Re: Traps on flower scape!

From: Chris Hind (
Date: Wed Jul 14 1999 - 00:24:49 PDT

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 00:24:49 -0700
From: "Chris Hind" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2568$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Traps on flower scape!

>Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 15:04:35 -0400
>From: "Paul V. McCullough" <>
>To: Carnivorous Plant List <>
>Subject: Traps on flower scape!
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>One of my VFTs has developed a trap or two at the top of it's flower
>stalk! I wonder where this will go?

Ahh well, finally i get my chance to say :P told you all!! First i'd like to
know what conditions you're growing the VFT in Paul? If you can get it to do
it again and again, which supposedly it does it more readily once its
started i bet you could trellis it. Ed read had a plant that multiple pups
growing out of the flower stalk, i have a picture of it somewhere around
here, but anyways the pup growing from the flower stalk developed roots
which where just hanging in midair and the weight of the additional plants
was so much that the flower stalk swelled to the width of a #2 pencil. Just
let it keep growing and see how tall it gets, you could get flowers that
come out of the pups on the flower stalk which branch more and more. Looks
almost like a possible evolutionary path towards a VFT vine or climbing VFT
because the trait is quite common. Just remember, after you're done seeing
how much it will branch, you can just chop up the whole thing and turn all
those hanging pups into new plants just like a spider plant. Have fun :)

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