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    Question grown inside, outside dormancy? MAN! I have alot o' questions!

    I grow all my plants inside under flourescent tubes. Winter is coming and they won't enter dormancy naturally because it is always warm in my room. What should I do for dormancy? Maybe fridge? Maybe outside? (it gets usually around 60 in winter here) I can't make up my mind. GAAH!
    Here are some pics:






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    Put them outside.They may be shocked from the sunlight but they will be ok,just let them get acclimated the sun.Where do you live?It would be helpful in answering you questions.



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    Below los angeles, in Ventura county. (southern CA)

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    That's a big lithops! I also love the Star Wars book. Probably one of my favorite cut-away books.

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    johnnyfrye, your sarracenia looks like it is already in dormancy.
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    I think your sarracenia looks seriously light starved personally. Look at it gasping, trying to reach some light.

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    You have an ideal climate for growing them outdoors 24/7/365!
    you should take advantage of that! some of us would love to have your winter climate for our plants!

    I just googled climate data for LA, and found this for average temps:

    http://www.rssweather.com/climate/Ca...ounty/temp.png

    Its a bit on the warm side for VFT and Sarr winter dormancy, but not too bad..
    If you have temps in the 40's and 50's in January, you are pretty well set for winter dormancy.

    I would put all your plants outside, in full sunlight, right now, and leave them there for the next several decades..you cant go wrong with that climate!

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    I would put the VFT and Sarracenias outside, permanently but the sundew could grow either way. Please take the plastic cover off, though. Looks like the sundews in question are actually D. capensis. They grow well at window sills and don't require a dormancy, but can take temps a little above freezing. Mine are currently outside, here in the Buffalo area, but we are having an extended summer, withtemps in the 70's and 80's. But when fall actuallly arrives I will bringing them inside.




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