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By prpl_trtl
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Joined:  Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:44 am
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? :)
By Adam
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Joined:  Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:39 am
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.
By prpl_trtl
Posts:  112
Joined:  Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:44 am
Haha,after everything i wrote, i'm expecting you to answer,and you do. You are really good carnivorous grower...
By Adam
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Joined:  Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:39 am
I'm ok. But thanks :) I'm still figuring out some things. Experiments are needed. These are no ordinary plants!
By KruperTrooper
Posts:  92
Joined:  Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:05 pm
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?
By kaepora gaebora
Posts:  181
Joined:  Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:28 am
this is some really great information. I read this again and again and find something useful. :)
By Oblivion
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Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:32 pm
+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.

By Zomboni
Posts:  85
Joined:  Fri May 21, 2010 8:22 pm
wow, nice guide that's sure to be helpful when dormancy comes 'round
By Ronnie
Posts:  477
Joined:  Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:45 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!
By cotonoco
Posts:  38
Joined:  Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:19 pm
thanjk you very much, this is going to help me a LOT
By Daniel_G
Posts:  5472
Joined:  Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:27 pm
cheers moof this years gonna be my first dormancy so i hope all goes well
youve given me alot of help with this guide thankyou soooo much

By dantt99
Posts:  5045
Joined:  Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:48 am
Thanks for this useful guide. I'm supposed to receive my new traps in a few days and this will help me greatly!
By tgplp
Posts:  131
Joined:  Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:26 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!

By dantt99
Posts:  5045
Joined:  Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:48 am
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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