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    my kids bought me a darlingtonia, a Nep and Rubra for christmas gifts. I've had them all together in a terrarium in my bedroom (michigan) ever since. The rubra is the only one that looks like its doing good. What should I do about putting them into dormancy? Appreciate any help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

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    My first instinct is to tell you that it is too late to initaite dormancy. The Nep isn't a dormancy plant. No, keep them by the window sill until winter decides to go away and then consider putting them outside until November.

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    Get Peter D'Amato's book, The Savage Garden
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    You can skip Dormancy for the first winter after you buy them, since they're most likely just out of TC. Or so I've been told. I was in a similar situation last year when I bought an S. rubra from Lowe's just before christmas. It skipped dormancy, grew well over the spring and summer and is in it's first dormancy now.
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    I agree with Cynic81 it's to late and the plants will be so happy you rescued them from Lowes they'll grow nice and big,LOL [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] I didn't see anyone address the NEP as this ovisouly need's no dromancy. I'm sure you knew that. I've saved plants from Lowes during Dec. and Jan. and do not give them a dormancy.
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