Venus Flytrap dormancy

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by prpl_trtl » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:32 pm

Hey, i found two people that are growing VFTs for 5 years without winter dormancy or anything similar. I thing on this forum no one makes more than 3 years without dormancy,from what i read.. What do you think? :)

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by Adam » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:52 pm

Lots of people do this in tropical countries. The trick is to give them so much energy (light) all year round that they continue dividing at such a pace that death cannot occur. If you can't do that, you will kill your plant as they will be too weak to survive non-optimal light levels.
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by prpl_trtl » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:10 pm

Haha,after everything i wrote, i'm expecting you to answer,and you do. You are really good carnivorous grower...

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by Adam » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:49 pm

I'm ok. But thanks :) I'm still figuring out some things. Experiments are needed. These are no ordinary plants!
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by prpl_trtl » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:54 am

Of course,but you have good explanation of things.

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by KruperTrooper » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:12 am

I don't know If I really put my plants in dormancy though. I moved them to my kitchen table in a sunny south facing spot. The temperature in my house is usually between 60-70 degrees during the winter. A few weeks ago 2 of my VFTs sent up flower stalks. I let them grow a little bigger and then cut them. I don't water them too much maybe once every 2 weeks? I'm seeing very slow growth.

Dormant or not?

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by kaepora gaebora » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:31 am

this is some really great information. I read this again and again and find something useful. :)

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by Oblivion » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:26 am

+1 thanks


great info, thank you very much for the effort.

the wide range of pictures really does provide good examples to see the signs of various dormancy's.

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by Zomboni » Sat May 22, 2010 12:44 pm

wow, nice guide that's sure to be helpful when dormancy comes 'round
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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by Ronnie » Thu May 27, 2010 12:11 am

Never noticed this before..
I don't normally read stickies as i think their going to be rules or something..

But this is defiantly great, thanks for the contribution moof!

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by cotonoco » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:46 pm

thanjk you very much, this is going to help me a LOT
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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by Daniel_G » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:56 am

cheers moof this years gonna be my first dormancy so i hope all goes well
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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by dantt99 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:34 am

Thanks for this useful guide. I'm supposed to receive my new traps in a few days and this will help me greatly!

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by tgplp » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:04 pm

Wow, thanks for the info! I have a question about dormancy- I've got one vft outside right now, and about half of its leaves are turning black/brown, and it looks pretty normal. But on the green leaves, the traps are all closed!!! Is this normal? Do they eat insects during dormancy? Because mine sure isnt!

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

by dantt99 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:22 pm

Maybe an insect got in, or wind or other triggered it. My traps closed 2 days ago for no reason also and they are re-opening as well. I fthere is no bug, it will re open very soon

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