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By prpl_trtl
Posts:  112
Joined:  Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:44 am
#40733
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
Posts:  2892
Joined:  Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:39 am
#40742
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
#40747
Haha,after everything i wrote, i'm expecting you to answer,and you do. You are really good carnivorous grower...
By Adam
Posts:  2892
Joined:  Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:39 am
#40759
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
#46291
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
#47265
this is some really great information. I read this again and again and find something useful. :)
By Oblivion
Posts:  1247
Joined:  Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:32 pm
#48699
+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
#55805
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
#56537
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
#69584
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
#71810
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

daniel
By dantt99
Posts:  5045
Joined:  Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:48 am
#73801
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
#75405
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!

Thanks!
~Tgplp
By dantt99
Posts:  5045
Joined:  Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:48 am
#75408
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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