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    Cool Temperatures required for natural vft dormancy

    Advice from growers from warmer climates on how they overwinter there plants would be much appreciated.

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    You should be okay, seeing that some in Southern California have similar temps. It's mainly the reduced photoperiod, followed by cooler temps and other cues.

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    it doese get lower than 10 C in my area.....arround 3-4 C at night last winter close to what they experience naturaly in their habitat and @ 20 C during the day....so the dormancy is pretty natural and you don't have to do anything but keep it outside
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    It's really awesome to hear from someone with similar temps as mine!

    So do you notice your plants go dormant naturally and are ok in your climate over in california?

    If so mayb next year i'll keep them outside and see what happens

    here's a temp chart of my place in australia to give you an idea of what it's like

    http://www.tropicsail.com.au/about_u...al_weather.php

    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/climat...=site&lc=32040

    too warm? what temps do you find cause your vft to go dormant naturally in california?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Advice from growers from warmer climates on how they overwinter there plants would be much appreciated.

    Well here in NY I put mine in the fridge. constant 40 degrees F.

    Same with my Sarrs.
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    I grow mine outdoors in California near the coast by Los Angeles all year around and they go dormant just fine. Note: you can switch to Centigrade by clicking on the scale indicator (F) on the title bars of the charts:
    http://www.intellicast.com/Local/His...ation=USCA1192

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