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By agamadragon
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#46814
i live in florida and im about to get a VFT soon and was woundering whats the best place to leave my VFT inside or out?
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By Matt
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#46818
Hello agamadragon and welcome to FlytrapCare.

I always vote for growing outside. There are far fewer problems you have to deal with when growing your plants outside. And given that you live in Florida, your plants should thrive outside. There is actually a wild stand of Venus fly traps in the Florida panhandle, so Dionaea grow quite well there.
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By agamadragon
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#46830
so outside is a good way to go? thanks :) . what about when winter hits, it doesnt get to cold over here so what should i do for it dormancy?
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agamadragon wrote:what about when winter hits, it doesnt get to cold over here so what should i do for it dormancy?
Use the fridge method!
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By Matt
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agamadragon wrote:so outside is a good way to go? thanks :) . what about when winter hits, it doesnt get to cold over here so what should i do for it dormancy?
I think that it gets cool enough and the days shorten enough to trigger a light dormancy for the plants and that's all they'll need.
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By agamadragon
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#46931
allenc666 wrote:
agamadragon wrote:what about when winter hits, it doesnt get to cold over here so what should i do for it dormancy?
Use the fridge method!
whats the fridge methode? just putting it in the fridge or is it more complex?
By agamadragon
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#46935
oh thanks i might try it if the winter isnt cold enough over here. :)

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