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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:39 am
by Ltait1992
Thought as much. Haha

Someone on facebook is trying to argue with me that its dormant. Like anythings growing from that again.

Ordered some flytrap seeds though so hopefully ill have lots of little traps everywhere soon!

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:39 am
by tommyr
Ltait1992 wrote:Dead or dormant?


It's VERY dead.

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:41 am
by tommyr
Ltait1992 wrote:Thought as much. Haha

Someones been trying to argue with me on facebook that its dormant despite not having seen it. Like theres any chance of that growing anything. :P

Ordered some flytrap seeds though so hopefully ill have lots of little traps everywhere soon!


A dormant VFT will have a white bulb beneath the soil.

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:50 am
by FlyTrap Hunter
tommyr wrote:
Ltait1992 wrote:Thought as much. Haha

Someones been trying to argue with me on facebook that its dormant despite not having seen it. Like theres any chance of that growing anything.

Ordered some flytrap seeds though so hopefully ill have lots of little traps everywhere soon!


A dormant VFT will have a white bulb beneath the soil.
I agree. Even if it looks dead, if you feel the rhizome and its still hard, you might have a chuck of white rhizome hidden in there, but that Fly Trap is history. RIP little fly trap.

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:51 am
by fluffy123
Are you going a get a replacement Venus Flytrap?


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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:52 am
by Ltait1992
Im disappointed it died. It was housewarming gift from a friend. :( Going to give it another bash though!

Ive ordered seeds, fluffy. :)

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:17 pm
by Pancakes1100
This is what my dormant fly trap rhizomes looked likeImage

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:23 pm
by Ltait1992
Pancakes1100 wrote:This is what my dormant fly trap rhizomes looked likeImage

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Thanks. Thats what figured itd be like if it was dormant. Even if all the foilage above ground had died due to adverse weather etc, the roots would still be healthy?

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:27 pm
by Pancakes1100
Ltait1992 wrote:
Pancakes1100 wrote:This is what my dormant fly trap rhizomes looked likeImage

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Thanks. Thats what figured itd be like if it was dormant. Even if all the foilage above ground had died due to adverse weather etc, the roots would still be healthy?
I would imagine the roots would not deteriorate like above ground leaves might

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:33 pm
by FlyTrap Hunter
Pancakes1100 wrote:
Ltait1992 wrote:
Pancakes1100 wrote:This is what my dormant fly trap rhizomes looked likeImage

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Thanks. Thats what figured itd be like if it was dormant. Even if all the foilage above ground had died due to adverse weather etc, the roots would still be healthy?
I would imagine the roots would not deteriorate like above ground leaves might

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What happens is if the top leaves get severely damaged, it weakens the plant and gives opportunity for bugs and diseases to attack the plant. I would try very hard to not damage the plant like that. If you do you would be better off cleaning off the dead and repotting it.

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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:19 pm
by Crystal Hisle
tommyr wrote:The plant doesn't really need light during dormancy.
For VFTs, I drain off excess water from the pots, hit them with a sulphur based fungicide and place in zip lock bags and pop them in the fridge for 3-4 months. I occasionally check them (once a month) for fungus and hit with the fungicide if needed. Late winter around February/March I take them out hit them with sulphur based fungicide again and place in a south and west window until night time temps. regularly stay above freezing then slowly acclimate them to full outdoor Sun. I've been using this method for almost 10 years with no losses.



What fungicide do you recommend? Do you leave your VFT in the pots?

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:27 pm
by tommyr
Crystal Hisle wrote:
tommyr wrote:The plant doesn't really need light during dormancy.
For VFTs, I drain off excess water from the pots, hit them with a sulphur based fungicide and place in zip lock bags and pop them in the fridge for 3-4 months. I occasionally check them (once a month) for fungus and hit with the fungicide if needed. Late winter around February/March I take them out hit them with sulphur based fungicide again and place in a south and west window until night time temps. regularly stay above freezing then slowly acclimate them to full outdoor Sun. I've been using this method for almost 10 years with no losses.



What fungicide do you recommend? Do you leave your VFT in the pots?


I use Bonide Sulphur fungicide. The plants stay in their pots. When they come out in February/March I re-pot any that need to be re-potted.

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:21 am
by stevelau1911
Here in zone 12B Hawaii, it never cools down, but we are still in the northern part of the tropics so the daylight is slightly less than it was during the summer. It does appear that on especially my larger traps, they are starting to progressively produce smaller and smaller traps that are even shorter as days gets shorter, and it's not quite as hot, still averaging about 70F-82F these days.

Do these plants look like they are going dormant, or will they need to be stored in the refrigerator?

DCXL definitely has smaller traps that are growing much slower than they grew over the hottest part of summer.
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Some of my SD Kronos are turning more and more red
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Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:03 pm
by Fieldofscreams
I think they will go dormant just fine regardless of temp. What I would do is let them get 6-8 hrs of sunlight and the rest of the day shade.

Re: Venus Flytrap dormancy

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:57 pm
by edina
Do you guys top water your plants when they're dormant?