Venus flytrap dormancy state problems

smoochie333November 20, 2012

Hello. I have this Venus flytrap for about 5 months. I researched a bit about it and since it`s November, it should have entered dormancy state. The problem is that it`s not cold enough here and I have no cold enough place to put it. Also, instead of entering dormancy state, there appeared a second, smaller Venus flytrap near the old one.

Do they look healthy? How much should i water it? Does it need a bigger pot and what kind of soil should i use?

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hunterkiller03(9)

Many people have replied these question, you can Google it. Since you are asking what soil it needs, what soil are you using? Hope not regular potting soil.

Buying a VFT this late of the year invites disaster, you don't know whether it is entering dormancy. Or it is actively growing but in shock after being shipped. That means if you forced it into dormancy when it is recovering, you may kill it. Big petioles, small traps, some malformed indicates its has been not receiving sufficient light.\

The most I can say is place it outside, to receive full sunlight, watering it with distilled water, the tray can be filled up. Let nature put it into dormancy, mines usually
enter dormancy late November.

Planting media is either pure sphagnum peat moss, or one part perlite & one part peat moss. Warning: Check the package of perlite & peat moss that it hasn't been fortified with fertilizer or wetting agents added to it. Also check the labeling of the the distilled water jugs, more & more companies are adding minerals or calcium to 'enhance' the flavor of the water. Some of these companies totally missing the point of the water being distilled.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 11:58PM
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tommyr_gw

WHERE are you located? You need to Google Venus Flytrap care and read. Unless we know where you are we can't help you much.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 8:33PM
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smoochie333

I am from Romania.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:44PM
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tommyr_gw

Well since your country gets below freezing in winter you will need to put the flytrap somewhere that temps. of about 40-45 degrees F. are kept. Mine go in the refrigerator.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:58PM
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