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Toes in the water, ankles wet, and knees damp.
Panman wrote:I think they would be fine. They can't get any less light than being in a refrigerator.That's true, but the fridge keeps them at a constant cold temperature that basically stalls their growth entirely. If Flytraps are left in a low-light or no-light setting and temperatures are warm enough for them to grow, they'll attempt to do so and ultimately fatigue themselves doing so. If left without any light and in conditions that can get mild to warm, they can fatigue themselves to the point they become susceptible to disease and death.
csmith19788 wrote:Thanks! Do I top water during dormancy? How often?I'd recommend watering from the bottom during dormancy to reduce the risk of crown rot. And water often enough to make sure the soil is always damp but not soaking wet for very long.
Matt wrote: ↑Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:41 pm That's true, but the fridge keeps them at a constant cold temperature that basically stalls their growth entirely. If Flytraps are left in a low-light or no-light setting and temperatures are warm enough for them to grow, they'll attempt to do so and ultimately fatigue themselves doing so. If left without any light and in conditions that can get mild to warm, they can fatigue themselves to the point they become susceptible to disease and death.Duly noted. In the future, I will qualify with the temperature as well.
Panman wrote:Great job! Can I share your video on Facebook?@Panman, Yes, of course! Thanks for doing so!!
MikeB wrote:I plan to post links to this video on Reddit (r/VenusFlyTraps, r/carnivorousplants, r/SavageGarden) in reply to the dormancy questions that the newbies are asking at this time of year.@MikeB, Thank you for doing that!! It is much appreciated! It will certainly help us garner more traffic and hopefully save some CP lives. I've seen lots of misinformation being propagated about CPs around the web lately.
Apollyon wrote:@Matt, That was a great video. Think having a presence is a great thing and the information will be very handy for growers. [...] I've heard all kinds of crazy stuff from people on fb pretending to be the authority. Having videos like this will hopefully save a lot of heartbreaks in the future.@Apollyon, Yep, me too! That's part of the reason I decided we should jump into the game of making video content. Seems many people are happy to just have someone talk to them (who may or may not know what they're talking about!) instead of reading well-written content by a subject expert. So perhaps we can make some decent video content to dispel some misinformation out there. I'm hoping I get better at being on camera with time. I am not a "personality" that many people will be excited to watch, so hopefully, the good and accurate content we present is enough to get people to watch
Apollyon wrote:I can't speak for others but I would be inclined to agree about Florida dormancy. Mine began their winter rosettes around a month or so ago. I'm unsure if the plants look better here or if there's just a delay in the plants traps dying off. Mine brave the elements though, I let them get battered by rain and all that. They are a very vibrant green color out there, the reds are getting redder. My Kronos honestly doesn't look much different; the traps are about the same lol. My DC XL has killed off it's tall growth though and it's a more compact plant like the ones in the video. I did notice that my plants are all dividing at this point, I was happy to see my first VFT has finally divided. I got that one when it was the size of a quarter so that was really cool to see. I'm excited about next year though, in march I'll be splitting/spacing the plants and beginning my own "mother pots"Nice and great news on the "mother pots"! Yeah, it is interesting after observing these different varieties for multiple years to see how they can differ quite a bit in how they grow depending on the time of the year.
Panman wrote:Did the media actually freeze or did you get a frost on it? At -1C it shouldn't have frozen solid overnight. Obviously you have it outside, is it in a pot? You will need to protect it from freeze/thaw cycles and you will also need to make sure that it doesn't dry up. A description of the environment you have them growing in and where you are located would be helpful.I live in Vancouver British Columbia. The media is hard in the pot I grow.
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