I've just found out that my Venus flytraps (dionaea muscipula) is going growing several flowers this year.


I was wondering if it's worth trying to cross-pollinate them. In that case: how? when?

It also seems that one of the plants is giving not one, but two flower stems (the smaller one is still too tiny and almost not visible in the pic). Should I cut the smaller one? Or should I let it grow freely?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Q-tip. Make the rounds of the blooms twice, touching both stamens and pistils. First round picks up pollen, 2nd round distributes pollen.

You will get a few small black seeds from each flower. If they don't bloom at the same time, you can try keeping the q-tip in the freezer to keep pollen from one flower for the next one to bloom.

  • Nice, thanks. About the plant that is giving two flower steams, should I cut the smaller one?
    – motagirl2
    Apr 5, 2019 at 7:59
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    @motagirl2 that’s actually a second question... but: no, just let it be.
    – Stephie
    Apr 6, 2019 at 5:34

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