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By Dragonslayer126
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Can venus flytraps survive single digit temperature? IN FARENHEIT
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By Panman
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No. Anything below the 20s, even for short periods will likely kill them. That being said, you may be able to experiment with mulch to allow them to survive brief periods of cold.
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Panman wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:46 pm No. Anything below the 20s, even for short periods will likely kill them. That being said, you may be able to experiment with mulch to allow them to survive brief periods of cold.
Dang it sucks being in zone 6b because it gets too cold for them in the middle of winter so I have to use fridge dormancy so I am limited to how much flytraps I can
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Dragonslayer126 wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:09 pm Dang it sucks being in zone 6b because it gets too cold for them in the middle of winter so I have to use fridge dormancy so I am limited to how much flytraps I can
It is important to remember that dormancy does not require very cold temperatures. Of you have a space that stays in the 50s, you can grow them with a growlight with a reduced photoperiod. If you have a space that stays between 35 and 50, you can winter them there without any light.

Maybe you could play around with putting half in fridge dormancy and skipping dormancy with the other half. Then switch them the next year. I would also keep a supply of plants going from leaf pullings, should any dormancy experiments go south.
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Panman wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:34 pm
Dragonslayer126 wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:09 pm Dang it sucks being in zone 6b because it gets too cold for them in the middle of winter so I have to use fridge dormancy so I am limited to how much flytraps I can
It is important to remember that dormancy does not require very cold temperatures. Of you have a space that stays in the 50s, you can grow them with a growlight with a reduced photoperiod. If you have a space that stays between 35 and 50, you can winter them there without any light.

Maybe you could play around with putting half in fridge dormancy and skipping dormancy with the other half. Then switch them the next year. I would also keep a supply of plants going from leaf pullings, should any dormancy experiments go south.
Thanks but I'm really new to carnivorous plants so I might expirement more next year. For now I guess I have to do fridge dormancy. Is it okay to just put the plant in the pot inside a zip lock bag inside a fridge for fridge dormancy
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Dragonslayer126 wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:26 am Thanks but I'm really new to carnivorous plants so I might expirement more next year. For now I guess I have to do fridge dormancy. Is it okay to just put the plant in the pot inside a zip lock bag inside a fridge for fridge dormancy
Yes, in the pot is fine. Matt has a good write-up here:

Venus flytrap dormancy
https://www.flytrapcare.com/venus-fly-trap-dormancy/

HelixPlants has a good video on the topic, too:
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Panman wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:34 am I have never done refrigerator dormancy myself, but it should work.
I've been doing it for 14 years now, it works just fine. Have never lost a plant.
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Take this with a grain of salt. My plants get dips down to single digit temps (F) almost every winter and seem to come through just fine. I do have them in large pots of about a 5 gallon size but they're not insulated other than that. You could always put them in a cold frame if you're concerned about low temps though. My $0.02.
Panman wrote:No. Anything below the 20s, even for short periods will likely kill them. That being said, you may be able to experiment with mulch to allow them to survive brief periods of cold.
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i live up north in canada ontario but i don’t know if i should put my flytrap outside will it be fine if i do?
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RANDOM_PERSON wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 7:50 pm i live up north in canada ontario but i don’t know if i should put my flytrap outside will it be fine if i do?
They can take brief freezes but not prolonged ones. I doubt you could leave them outside up there in winter.
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RANDOM_PERSON wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 12:19 am yeah what about summer tho
Once your last frost date is past they can go outside until first frost.
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RANDOM_PERSON wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 2:04 pm so late may?
Whenever it's past your last frost date. Google your average last frost date for your area.
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