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    Don't, you'll probably end up killing the plant. Plants are solar powered. It will get it's energy from the sun.
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    Around 80%-90% actualy comes from the energy stored in its Rhzome/bulb. Thats why its good as an indoor plant. True thought, it does require some degree of light. But its a tried and tested method. I've done it to my plants more than once.

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    "Around 80%-90% actualy comes from the energy stored in its Rhzome/bulb"

    i wonder how much energy it has left before it has to get the sun to recharge the energy.
    this aint a regular houseplant where the "tried and tested method" will work. trust me, i've killed more than enough of VFT indoor to learn that its best to stick mine outdoor in full sun.

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    yeah thats where the plant stores its energy.... but that doesn't mean that its just sitting there... it needs to accumulate that energy via the sun and light.

    if you try to force it into dormancy you're way more likely to kill it than if you just let it live on and gave it dormancy when the plant decided it was ready

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    Ok, I'll leave it as a last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    Around 80%-90% actually comes from the energy stored in its Rhizome/bulb. Thats why its good as an indoor plant. True thought, it does require some degree of light. But its a tried and tested method. I've done it to my plants more than once.
    VFTs require a lot of light. A forced dormancy on a plant that size after it's had such a tough time growing would likely kill it. It's likely drawn a lot of it's stored energy to keep producing leaves and to produce that flower stalk. If it were mine, I'd put it on my grow rack where it would get lots of bright indirect light for a couple weeks and then start moving it back into direct light gradually. 80% to 90% of it's energy may come from it's rhizome. But 100% of that stored energy comes from starches and sugars produced by it's leaves photosynthesizing sunlight. A little guy like that needs to build up his stores as much as possible to make it through his next dormancy.


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    It needs to survive the rest of the year first. As I said, its a last resort. If its looking like its dieing anyway it wont do more damage to try it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    I know perlite goes brown eventualy, but this is less than 7 months.
    I have perlite that turns brown in less than 7 days. The tannins from the peat will alter the color very quickly. Just watch the water come out the bottom of a pot when you're using fresh peat. It's extremely brown.

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    I think he said he keeps it on his windowsil which gets sun all day.
    Sun through a windowsill won't compare to direct sunlight outside.

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    I was thinking of giving it a forced dormancy,that would give it its energy back.
    Not a good idea, as has been stated.

    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    Around 80%-90% actualy comes from the energy stored in its Rhzome/bulb.
    Where does that energy come from?

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    Thats why its good as an indoor plant.
    While you can get decent results growing vfts inside, it will never compare to growing them outside.

    Good luck with the recovery. I'm positive everything will be fine. Keep us posted.

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