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Currecntly, my venus flytrap has produced a long flower stalk and the first flower just opened. If I want to get seeds do I have to pollinate it by hand since little insects come around or do they self pollinate? Do I need to cross pollinate with another plant?

Hi Victor,

They do need to cross-pollinate with another plant, and it should be one that's genetically different from that plant.  Otherwise you may not get viable seed.  Hand pollination will help give you better seed production too.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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