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    The plant looked like it was dormant to me. See this photo of dormant VFTs

    Forcing a plant out of dormancy is generally a bad thing to do.

    VFTs typically can grow fine for two years without dormancy, after that they begin to decline rapidly.

    Developing a "tropical" cultivar would be difficult since the climate range of this species in nature is so limited. And since it takes about five years per generation to produce a mature seed producing plant, selective breeding would take some time. Even with tissue culture techniques it would take many years.

    If someone has developed a "tropical" no dormancy VFT I should think the market would be flooded with TC plants of this type.

    If you want big traps you should obtain a "Big Mouth"/B52 plant.
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    (syx @ Jan. 02 2007,03:00)
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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.

    It will wither away. If you don't believe me, give it time and you'll see. By all means, you can try if you want. You might get the equivelent of finding the Golden Ticket and your particular Dionaea might be the lucky one who mutated into a a strain without a dormancy requirement. The odds of that happening are astronomical, you know that right?


    Then you can throw it away and get a new one. Such are the joy's of tissue culture.

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    you will know if your vft is dormant or not just from how thick its leaves are. if they are super thick and almost succulent...its dormant or in the process of it.
    Alex

    PS: your vft....is going to die. there is no way to help it. the only thing you can do is scrap it and get a new one. next time be aware of ALL its requirements. as much as people say....VFTs really arent begginers plants. some experienced growers cant even grow them. if you want somthing pretty, easy, and wont die(literally) then get a drosera like binata, capensis, or others.
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    I haven't ever been able to grow them well. Eventually I put them in the bog and they really, really took off. For some reason I can't grow them potted like everthing else.

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    Dead plant sitting. In time, in time.

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    those are its summer leaves.... it has its seasons all mixed up.
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