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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Can anyone tell me what this plant is please? Reply with quote

Hi There!

A friend of mine gave me a grow your own venus fly trap kit for christmas last year, a little pot, 3 seeds and some sterile seed compost, i planted them in Jan under lights, thinking nothing would come of them. i had read that they can be difficult to grow from seed. however a couple of plants came up, two actually, both the same and after they grew a little i realised that they didnt seem to be venus fly traps at all...i have no clue what they are, i overwatered them at the start (thinking they were venus fly traps) so the tips went a little brown but once i realised and repotted them they seem to recover, they are about 4inches at the mo.leaves are a little fuzzy kind of like tobacco leaves.not sticky though.any ideas would be greatly appreciated thanks!!!



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a member of the cucurbitae family a veg marrow or courgette or pumpkin. When a flower appears it will be easier, but definitely not a venus Fly Trap.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks michael, i dont think so though because the seed was small and black, similar to an onion seed?
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a form of foxglove is it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, dont think so cooler, i just had another look at it, its actually only about 2 inches now,& very very fine fuzz.it looks a little like the foxglove tree, but definitely not it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any more ideas? Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PLEASE NOTE JARRA HAS POSTED NEW UPTO DATE PICS OF THIS PLANT ON A NEW THREAD SEE ........

http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about5651.html


I was just going to link this to your new thread.
That is amazing.
You are now the 3rd to have received this as a venus fly trap.
What a con!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Follow this on the above thread only (see Link) so I can keep track. Its none of the above
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