Dormancy (It's getting late :( )

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Dormancy (It's getting late :( )

by AwesomeBobcat2012 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:28 am

Hi, guys it's almost November and my plants haven't even started dying back yet, I'm growing them inside my house and have not yet placed them in the container of mulch yet outside on my back porch. I still need to buy the mulch and all, my VFTs and Sarr are going through their first and it's getting late for them, kind of a little confused still. Sorry for a 4th dormancy post, it's my first time and having a lot of difficulties.

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Re: Dormancy (It's getting late :( )

by dantt99 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:02 am

Where do you live, dormancy may not quite have started yet. To trigger dormancy, start to put them outside to give it cooler temperatures.

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Re: Dormancy (It's getting late :( )

by Steve_D » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:49 am

My Venus Flytraps here in New Mexico usually don't enter dormancy until the last half of November. I keep them fairly warm to extend the growing season, and gradually lower the temperature (I have a heater and thermostat in the greenhouse) to where it is fairly cool for a person (but not necessarily for a plant) at night.

Just allow your plant to experience slightly cooler temperatures along with the diminishing daylight hours. If your plant is on a window sill, and if the window is not an insulated one, the cool air falling from the inside surface of the glass will cool the plant some. If that's not enough, you can close the curtain in the evening with the plant between the curtain and the glass, or tape a plastic sheet to the window frame with the plant between it and the glass. You will notice the plant growing more and more slowly until it barely grows at all. Quite a few leaves may die. At that point, you could move it to the place it will spend its dormancy.

Just some suggestions. Good luck. :)

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