Premature Impulse Buy...
So, I used to dote on all my houseplants. I had a proverbial jungle spilling out of the little bump out on the west side of my house...until I started school last September. Now, I more or less just dump all my plants in the bath tub and sinks every couple weeks and give them a bath, lol! (What's worse is I'm a Greenhouse/Nursery student!!!)
Anyhow, I had promised myself that I would reward myself with the carnivorous plants I want when I had finished school and restored my plants to their former glory through restored discipline. Alas, I still wander through the floral department every time I go to the grocery store. You know those (kinda cheesy) VFT's they sell in the (mostly) clear plastic tube type containers? They were $2 and I couldn't resist...This was on Sunday. I figured I could sacrifice the $2 if I failed, but I really do want to do the best I can for it. I feel bad that I may have just signed this poor guys death certificate!!!
I'm concerned about messing with it too much considering dormancy is approaching. I chose the healthiest looking one there, it has several new leaves ready to unfold. I'm afraid to even take it out of it's little tube to look at it in detail!!! I thought I'd just watch it for a bit to see what it did. I guess my question is whether or not it should stay in the tube or not. The tube isn't creating much condensation, but I'm sure the humidity is higher in it. I just wonder what effect this will have on it responding to dormancy stimuli? I also figure it will fare best if I put it in the south facing window above my kitchen sink. Which, although facing south, in the winter the sun barely peeks up over the neighbors trees for long enough to maybe melt the frost off of the storm window. I hope it will be cool enough (for now at least) and bright enough. Plus that's where I put all my smaller plants that don't respond well to my neglect since I see them every time I do dishes ("You're thirsty? Oh look! WATER!!!") Any thoughts???
Well, sorry for giving you the "War and Peace" version of the story when I could easily have given you "Dr. Seuss", I'm just in a mood today I guess! Thanks in advance!!!