venis fly trap dormancy

michael1846(6)August 30, 2013

How do I put a venis flytrap into dormancy can I put it in the garage won't it freeze and can I have 1 flytrap dormant in summer and 1 in winter so I can have a live one year round please help

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When the temps start getting down to the low 40's you can put it somewhere where it won't freeze. A basement, unheated garage. If you're growing them inside don't, these are not indoor plants.

Mine go in zip lock bags then into the bottom of the fridge.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 10:53AM
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Trying to force a VFT to grow during the winter after it's queued it's time to go into dormancy will kill the plant if not weaken the plant that it later dies.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 7:54PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

i live in s. florida so reverse cycled VFT by growing from seed in the winter. Then put them in thfridge during summer . Wife decided the crisper should contain salad stuff not VFT so just grew them from seed for as long as possible Don't keep them anymore but as I recall had some last 18 months !! gary

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 6:19AM
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