During the first
year, the seed becomes a tiny seedling (shown below). The seedling can develop a
functional trap once the trap reaches the length of 1-2 millimeters.
During the second year, its first dormancy period will occur.
Next, the plant grows to be an inch wide with traps 3/8 of a inch long.
Photo - Carnivorous Plant Dionaea by Makoto Honda
During the third year, the plant continues to grow to about 2 inches
tall. The traps develop into 1/2 inch wide with the ability to
catch larger prey. At this point, some of the plants may begin to
flower between mid-May and early June. (For more information about
flowering look at the Adapt to Trap
Between the fourth and sixth years, the Venus Fly Trap reaches
maturity and has the ability to flower every year. During this
time, they may begin to split underneath the soil by rhizomes which have
the ability to produce new bulbs to generate a new Venus Fly Trap.
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