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Posted by zachman 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 19, 10 at 18:35

I have recently learned that one of the plants in my small terrarium (a japanese maple in a 10x12" glass container) normally requires a dormancy period for the winter. Is this something I have to worry about? Can I ignore this suggestion or can I somehow simulate a dormancy period in the terrarium?

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RE: Dormancy

I grow japanese maples outside in zone 9B and they lose all their leaves and go dormant even when it doesn't freeze. A japanse maple is not really a good choice for a terrarium to start with. It's not even semi-tropical and does need the weather changes to be happy. My advice, take it outside, either in a pot or in the ground.

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