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    Ok everybody im sorry i have to post another question about dormancy i was looking at the past few posts and didnt see much on what i needed to know. im sure there are site but i dont have the time too look sfor some. sorry again.


    alright guys i havent been online in a while. im not sure how to put these plants into dormancy. i have a few plants all in a sort of plastic box thing in peat moss. im not sure what to do its kinda like 9 inches of snow outside and m thinking my fridge downstairs but dont i need to spray it with antifungal stuff and do i need to water it while its in dormancy.

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    First, what species do you have? Not all sundews or butterworts (plants that you may buy at Lowes or Home Depot) go into dormancy.

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    Venus Flytraps go into dormancy though. Just place them in 40-50 degrees and a reduced photoperiod, and that'll ensure that they enter dormancy.

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    Hey thanks a bunch guys. I put em in the fridge downstairs so it should all work out.

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    If it is real cold where you are, like N.Y., you could put them in a window in the coldest room in the house. Keep a curtain or something around them and they should become dormant.
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    will they die? cos my friends put it in his frigde but die....

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    Putting vfts in a fridge for dormancy is a tried and tested method that has been used for many years. So long as you don't put them away too wet so they contract fungal disease they should be ok.

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    If you use the fridge method, it's a good idea to check on your plants on a regular basis. That way you can catch problems before they get too serious. The two things I check for are the moisture level (not too wet or too dry) and the condition of the plant (Is there fungus starting on it, does the rhizome still look healthy?).
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