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    Dormancy in Florida & pics

    Hi folks. I'm wondering if any knows the best way to deal with dormancy of VFTs in Florida
    My plants seem to love a combination of a few days ourside, then a few days inside, (I keep them in a southern exposure window so they get sun while inside. When outside tehy get sun through slats of a fence. But back to the dormancy issue - should I just let them go naturally or do you think it would be a good idea to take them inside in the cooler area of the house for a few months? What about the frig?

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    Well, first of all, it's a bad idea to continually move the VFT outside and inside. It'll put it in a bit of stress and it won't grow as well. I don't know why you would do that, but I suggest to let it stay outside the whole year. As a fellow Floridian, I would just say to let it go naturally. Also, what kind of fence? Is it one of those metal fence with square holes? The second VFT looks like it could use a bit more light, as well. Even if a window looks bright, it decreases the intensity so it isn't receiving as much light as it looks.
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    Outdoors year round. Never had a problem doing it this way in South Florida.

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    Living in Florida makes for easy CP growing! Just put them outside in the sunniest location in your yard and leave them there all year.

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    I live outside Tampa, and my flytraps are fine year-round outside. Just decrease the light and keep them in a place that would be cooler than the rest of the growing area (for example, a shaded part of a screened in porch instead of full sunlight).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    Just decrease the light...
    That's not necessary. The photoperiod will naturally decrease.
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    Sounds like we are in the same area. The plants are potted and I'm afraid of them getting too much rainwater (pollution) at times, that's why I move them back and forth. I already had one fallout due to rainwater I believe. I'll try someting else outside so i can leave them permanently there.

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    Pollution from rainwater in Florida? Do you live downwind from a coal-fired power plant or an oil refinery? I bet if you tested your rainwater, it would have very low TDS. Or, are you saying that too much rain is the problem and the plants are too wet?

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