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    Okay, I live in south Florida. Zone 10 area. Winter to me is anything below 70F (feel my pain). Here is the thing I have to ask. Temps here will hit the 40's for about maybe a month at night unless we get a really cold winter which will mean we will get some high 30's (still feeling my pain?). I have VFTs and few others (I hate how there isn't a place to ask about multiple plants in one place ). So concerning my VFTs which are small and recently transplanted, do I need to put them in the fridge?


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    I would, because it gives them a rest and they are healthier in the spring. Yeah you should definately do it because I used to try to skip dormancy when I first started growing VFT's and they would always die in about 2 years.

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    I guess there's some good to living in cold weather (I hate it!)

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    Than you very much for the answer I will put the VFT plants in next weekend.
    Now onto the next topic area for other plants.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Understudy @ Dec. 11 2005,4:26)]Okay, I live in south Florida.
    You're no fun at all - I didn't even get to guess. ;P
    ~Joe

    PS - I think that flytraps will do fine outside in south Florida; I'm pretty sure this has come up on the forums before. They're from the Carolinas, after all. Besides, how much lower than 40 does it get in your fridge?
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    I live in S. Fl also...Fort Lauderdale to be exact. It may occasionally get a little chilly down here in the mornings (low 40's) but it is rare that the afternoons are not at least in the 70's. That is simply not cold enough for VFT's to go into dormancy. If I do not do a three month refrigerator period my VFT's get smaller and smaller each year.

    Just treat them with Cleary Fungicide 3336WP:... $3.99, available from PFT, put them in a plastic bag, pot and all, and stick them in the fridge.

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    Doesn't the length of daylight have something to do with dormancy? I live in Palm Bay (kinda east of Orlando) and mine seem to do fine outside.
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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    I use to live in Melbourne. So I am familar with Palm Bay. I can say this it definitly tends get a little colder there than it does here even though I am only 140 miles south. I think I am going to have to give serious consideration to stuffing the plants in a large zip lock bag and placing them in the refrig.

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