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    I hate bugs. Carnivorous plants get me. jpappy789's Avatar
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    So is the extra lighting a boost or essential when skipping dormancy? Not sure it is something I can fulfill.

    And how hot are we talking? Usually with the lighting my tanks are at 80F and then it dips a bit at night.
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    Bump. Should I go through with the purchase or would my conditions not suit the seedlings?
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    I would say go for it.
    However, I think you should either force growth, or ensure they get dormancy- one or the other.

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    From what I've read about dormancy in temperate woody species (trees and shrubs) is that it is the change in photoperiod (day/night length) that signals plants to prepare for dormancy or enter a semi-dormant state. It is the actual drop in average temperature that cause them to go dormant. Some species like sugar maples need an absolute minimum temperature to be reached or they will not come out of dormancy even when the temperatures rise.

    How much this is applicable to Sarracenia is anybody's guess.

    If you keep your photoperiod and average temperatures fairly constant then your plants will probably not go dormant. Be aware that ambient natural lighting (i.e. through windows) may provide enough clues for the plants to have respond to seasonal changes. My indoor plants flower and have other growth patterns on a regular/seasonal basis even though I never vary my artificial photoperiod (16 hours on).

    It seems to me if you are going to grow them indoors you may as well take advantage of any growth facilitation bonus you can get.
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    Yeah, that makes sense.

    If push comes to shove and they do want to go into dormancy, I will prepare them for that...I just can't do 24/7 lighting since it would hurt the other plants.
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