The Venus' Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, makes attractive flowers, as do many carnivorous plants. The flowers open to about one inch in diameter. Most growers remove the flower stalk when it gets a couple inches tall, as flowering drains some of the plant's vigor. If allowed to flower, small, shiny black seeds form after pollination. When sown on the surface of media, seedlings usually appear in 4-8 weeks. It can take several years for a seedling flytrap to reach maturity. Raising flytraps from seed is difficult, requiring patience and a lot of care. Tissue culture, leaf cuttings (pulling entire leaf off), and bulb division are common methods of propagating Dionaea.

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