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By Dragonslayer126
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Do you think that I could keep venus flytraps indoors under a sansi 24w grow light?
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MikeB wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:08 am Read this article and see what you think:

Grow Venus flytraps indoors
by John Brittnacher

Carnivorous Plant Newsletter
Volume 48 Number 4
December 2019

https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/artic ... 78_182.pdf
Thanks. And does he mean that you can keep them growing year round indoors with no dormancy? I thought that dormancy was absolutely necessary.
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Before we all go down that rabbit hole ... again, it is possible to keep flytraps growing indoors year round. The debate is as to whether it is the original plant or that it spawns divisions. There are staunch advocates on both sides of the argument.
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Panman wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:49 am Before we all go down that rabbit hole ... again, it is possible to keep flytraps growing indoors year round. The debate is as to whether it is the original plant or that it spawns divisions. There are staunch advocates on both sides of the argument.
So what should I do then, give it fridge dormancy or keep it there?
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Personally, I would do a fridge dormancy. To grow them year round you need to invest in very good lights and be committed to constant supplementary feeding. You need to maintain them in an active growing state constantly.
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I stopped helping people who insist on growing them indoors. Some people just have to learn the hard way. I'm tired of arguing about it.
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tommyr wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:35 pm I stopped helping people who insist on growing them indoors. Some people just have to learn the hard way. I'm tired of arguing about it.
Why, it's possible with grow lights
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By MikeB
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Dragonslayer126 wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:26 pm Why, it's possible with grow lights
Some people have success with convincing flytraps to be "on" year-round, while other people watch their plants get weaker and weaker before finally dying.

Wild flytraps get a 3-4 month dormancy every year, part of their natural lifecycle. As far as I'm concerned, cultivated plants should get this, too.
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By Dragonslayer126
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MikeB wrote: Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:51 pm
Dragonslayer126 wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:26 pm Why, it's possible with grow lights
Some people have success with convincing flytraps to be "on" year-round, while other people watch their plants get weaker and weaker before finally dying.

Wild flytraps get a 3-4 month dormancy every year, part of their natural lifecycle. As far as I'm concerned, cultivated plants should get this, too.
Ik lol I give my plants fridge dormancy
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