Watering during dormacy

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Watering during dormacy

by Infotraker » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:46 am

I just moved my plants into a dormacy state. 6 hours light and pots are sitting in tray with 2 inches of water. How do others handle the water setup ? New to growing the plants.

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Re: Watering during dormacy

by jamestm1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:20 am

Would not let them sit in water during dormancy. Just keep them damp. I'm sure anyone in this forum would agree.

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Re: Watering during dormacy

by Hungry Plants » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:25 pm

If you let them sit in water they can rot. Just keep them just a bit damp.

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Re: Watering during dormacy

by bananaman » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:30 am

I third not letting them sit in water — especially 2” of it! It’s a lot cooler this time of year, so it takes forever for pots to dry out. Between the cooler-than-normal conditions and the stupid wet fall we had, I haven’t watered my flytraps in like three months (which is atypical — normally I’m not able to cut back much on watering until like mid-November).

When I first started in this hobby, I had issues with flytraps rotting in the winter because I’d sat them in water all winter.

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Re: Watering during dormacy

by SundewWolf » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:29 am

Just keep them moist. No need for any standing water unless you want to increase your chance of rot. I also am a fan of keeping them under 50*F all winter.
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