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Thread: VFT's Suck!

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    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
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    I did have a bog (I mean, a REAL bog on a lake) that I put them in. The muck washed away and the rhizomes were exposed and that's when they froze. It's so sad, I know. That was at a high altitude so it probably got down to the 20's. Here where I live an hour and a half south it only dips below 32 once or twice a year for brief periods.

    Sarracenia are the best temperate plants, anyway I'm good at those lol.

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    Wow, I have quite the VFT collection coming along, this dormancy thread is scary.

    I plan to let my cold cold seasons do the job, leave them outside until they fall into dormancy, and then leave them there until temps decide to go below 20 for long periods of time, then move them inside to a windowsill and seal it up best I can, but allowing some heat in so it's a bit warmer.

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    I dont pamper mine at all really, I treat them for aphids when the yearly spring/early summer attacks come and give them trich once a month... and I may water them once or twice at the most during the winter

    knock on wood, but I dont think I have lost one in the last 10-15 yrs or so

    strange these CP's

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    Because they do rot easily, the trick for me has been to use more perlite than the standard 1:1. I also topwater until the temps go above 90 or so.

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    I find that deeper pots work the best for me,the window box planters work good also.




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    I guess its relative to what the grower can provide to the plant. I acutally BEND in and follow the plant's orders as I have to change around my own life to let these grow for me....and so far yea...they are going great for me. And I just started in sept...i also had one in dormancy whcih came out successfully even though 2 others died. I guess those 2 plants were stressed and weak in the first place.

    I guess it all depends. If you really like the plant...as I do.....don't give up.....try different things...get 2 plants...this time for dormancy...do the fridge with one and try attic with another....important thing is that they are healthy and not rushed or shocked.

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    In winter STOP watering them.

    ONLY give them water when the pot is starting to dry.

    As it warms up then start watering more often. Simple really


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    I guess i will not try these plants for a while, after reading this
    that makes no logic

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