When to prick out VFT seedlings?


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Hi all,

Can anyone tell me the best time to start pricking out my VFT seedlings, as this is the first time I've grown any from seed and I'm a bit worried about disturbing them, by either doing it too soon or too late.

At the moment they are just starting to unfurl their first true leaves and are still tiny. Would this be a good time to prick out and pot them on, or should I wait a while?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Best regards,

Ian.

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Venus Flytrap seedlings, though tiny, are not particularly sensitive to being transplanted and not harmed by being transplanted shortly after germination. One could argue that it might be better to transplant them at a young age, rather than when their first root or two have become long enough to potentially be damaged by doing so. I sometimes transplant Dionaea seedlings just days or weeks after germination, but if not, I often wait a year before doing so, and because the roots are developed by that time, I don't dig the young plants from their community pot, but rather take out sections of the soil and soak it in water, allowing the soil to drop away from the plants, so that I can gently rinse the plants before transplanting.

Good luck. Have fun. :smile:

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Excellent, I'll make a couple of pots up tomorrow and transplant them.

Thanks for the quick reply. :good2:

Best regards,

Ian.

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Well, my 2 seedlings are now potted into individual 2 1/2 inch square pots.

I noticed that the new "True" leaves are definately taking on the red colouration of the parent "Akai Ryu" plants. :dance4:

Here's a pic I took,

VFTquotAkaiRyuxAkaiRyuquotseedling.jpg

I'll post some more pictures as they get bigger.

Regards,

Ian.

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