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Will my venus fly trap seeds grow?

Posted by Natalzz none (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 2, 13 at 18:18

I got them a couple weeks ago in a kit and when I planted them I used my tap water. (it is very clean)
Also it is winter and cold outside and in the house but I put them in the sun and I also put them under a heat lamp for some time.
So will they still grow? And do you have any tips for me?


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RE: Will my venus fly trap seeds grow?

NO TAP WATER. Try watering carefully from the top with rain water or distilled water. Keep them in a sunny window or under florescent lights.


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RE: Will my venus fly trap seeds grow?

I've seen these kits & my nephew bought one. Question is - did you follow the simple instructions that came with the kit? One important rule is that it needs stratification when planting them in the growing media. Stratification is giving them a cold treatment to simulate their environment. usually done by keeping them in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. That simulates winter period & once you put it in a warm sunny place, that simulates the coming spring, stimulating the seeds to sprout.

I have a feeling you didn't read the instructions since one of the rules clearly states to water it with distilled or rain water, but clearly states no tap water. That was the first mistake you did.


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