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By Rymah
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#2585
i got a couple on this topic.

1. Brita water filter Yes or no
2. my plant came in a pot that has no hole at the bottom is top feeding ok or should i change the pot?

and i quick question about dormancy,
rite now it is -10 C out side i noe i have to keep the plant between 0 and 10 how can i do this My garage is the same temp as out side and get no sun. it can get down to -22c out side where should i put my plant!??

Regards,

Rymah
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By Matt
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#2586
Brita water filters take out some of the dissolved solids, but not enough to make water acceptable for carnivorous plants. The only kind of filter that does that is a reverse osmosis unit.

It's fine to water it from the top, but you have to be very careful with a pot that doesn't have drainage holes in the bottom. It would be very easy to over water your plant and give it root rot. I would transplant it in the spring time to a plastic pot with drainage holes.

If you can't find a good place to put your plant for dormancy, you could just try a cool windowsill. Do you have any windows that are drafty and stay cool?
By Rymah
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#2589
yea i have it in a big east facing window now but it is still about 50-55 f in there. would melted snow be ok?
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50-55°F is fine for dormancy. If it were a little cooler, that'd be even better, but 50-55 will work fine.

Yes, clean melted snow will be fine. Of course you will want to avoid any snow that is near roads because salt could be in the snow.

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