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    I got them on October 15, 2006 from Bogor... It is a baby dionaea. Here is the picture before I cut the 'dried' leaves.


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    There is a reason why ppl have been giving dormancy to VFT's for many years. Some experienced VFT growers here and in other CP communities all have had vigorous looking VFT's for 30 years or so. All of them have got dormancy every year. I have personally seen a 10 yr old VFT in my uni greenhouse....even the guy there says they need dormancy.

    I have so far heard only one expert Brad at the Cp Uk forums who says dormancy is not required....but I personally went with the mob...I don't want to kill my VFT's. I put the older plants in dormancy.

    If anything..only the new TC plants I got are going to skip this years dormancy. next year for sure they are all going to get it as well.

    I suggest you give ur plant dormancy too. leaf size is definately a indicator of dormancy time in a VFT.

    check this pic which I found some place.



    Your plant definately looks like its in winter mode.

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    apart from the black dead leaves which are a sure sign of dormancy...even check the sarracennia.com faq....your plant looks amazing. By the general size...if you give this plant dormancy...it will grow really well next spring. Just do it. Follow dormancy instructions and put it to sleep.

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    I agree with everyone here. Why deny this plant of something that it has built into it? That's like keeping the birds from migrating south, they'll die otherwise. Just give it what is natural.

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    ...mmm, I think I should try as in sarracenia.com faqs for dormancy. Could I start in November?

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    It is November, so just give them dormancy now.

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    Yeah... I agree too. Your plant needs to go into dormancy.

    Late November is typically when VFT's go into full dormancy in their natural environment. So yes, starting dormancy in November is fine, as long as it lasts for a minimum of 3 months.

    Do this and give it good care (especially good lighting), and your traps will get bigger and look healthy.

    Good luck...
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    Sorry, guys, I do not give my vft dormancy time... I give a few drops of amino acid solution in the traps (the traps is still opened) and ... the next traps are bigger! I will post the picture later.

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