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Hi! My flytraps recently put up flower stalks and I decided not have them flower to save them some energy. I repotted the plants and cut off the flower stalks close to the rizome. In doing so two leaves accidentally broke off. I put the flower stalks and the leaf cuttings in some soil. Will they grow into new plants? Is there anything else I could do to speed up the process?

This is also another method to propagate flytraps.  However, it's not terribly reliable.  Even for us, our strike rate via this method is less than 30%.  Sunlight, water and patience are the only things you need at this time.  It may take up to 3-4 months before you see a sprout, if any.  

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Jacob Farin

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