Hello all.. This is my first attempt at growing VFTs from seed. I got the seed from an online seller. I've planted the seed carefully and they have sprouted. However, I'm not sure they are really VFTs.. Any ideas? They seem really tall to me...
VFT seedling don't have a stem. They are small rosette plantlets. They look basically like miniature Venus flytraps with tiny traps.
Did you cold stratified them 1st when you planted them? How long ago did you get your seeds?
You have been duped.
Nope. You were ripped off it seems.
No, those are something completely different. I doubt they are any kind of carnivorous plant. Sorry that you were mislead. Venus' Flytraps have very tiny, shiny black seeds. They don't need any kind of cold stratification. If you want a very reputable source for high quality seeds, then I would highly recommend FlyTrapStore (d0t) com. It's the only place I buy flytrap seeds from. I don't think he has any seeds for sale at the moment. He's gotta wait for this year's crop to ripen before harvesting it and posting them for sale. But it will definitely be well worth the wait. In fact, that's what I'm waiting for, so I can buy some myself. Just keep checking back.
Don't let this bad transaction discourage you from growing these amazing plants. Flytraps are fun to grow, and even more fun growing them from seed. :)
Here's a pic of what flytrap seedlings really look like:
& Here's a closeup of a flytrap seedling: