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    Indoor-grown specimens?

    Just because I'm sort of trying to gauge how well they do strictly indoors, does anyone have any pictures of Dionaea plants grown entirely indoors with nothing but artificial light?

    Thanks to anyone that does!

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    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...61&postcount=3

    And below (clockwise from top left): Hosford Bog, FL typical, 'B-52' cuttings, 'Cupped Trap'. All grown under lights but placed outdoors in partial shade in late fall for dormancy. The had been outdoors for maybe a couple weeks prior to when this photo was taken:
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    Looks like I'll be attempting some more of them, then, in my rack. ^.~

    Thanks!

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    These are a few VFTs that I grew under artificial lighting from the day I received them...



    FTS Crimson Sawtooth


    Dentate

    (The B52 in the right of the lower picture was a much later addition that didn't make it past its first month under my care. The other green VFT with the Crimson Sawtooth was a typical that I managed to kill by cutting off a flower stalk with unsterilized scissors, too close to the base. The center got fuzzy, and even sulfur treatments couldn't save it...)

    These two, which I left alone for the most part, thrived indoors throughout the season... I did eventually bring them outdoors in early October to get them dormant...

    Cheers!

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    This is all very encouraging since i have 3 VFTs that I'm attempting to grow indoors under lights. Thanks for posting the pics... Great looking plants, y'all.

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    These have been growing under artificial lighting since the day they were born!

    (These were grown under one common T-8, 2-lamp shop-light fixture.)

    People have been growing plants under artificial lighting for years, it is nothing new!
    Even sun-loving plants can be grown quite well indoors. While the sun itself might be the best choice, it is not the only choice. Especially with the improved lighting fixtures and bulbs available today.
    (I thought people knew that?) Fixtures and indoor lighting today is nothing like the feeble equipment on the market years ago.

    I think the key would be to give them as much light (artificial or otherwise) as you can, as your results will certainly vary from those you see in the pictures people have posted here.

    I have seen many light starved plants grown indoors, and there is no excuse for it now-a-days. The expense of one decent fixture and the cost of electricity to run it are near nothing with today's high efficiency bulbs.

    Try it for yourself!
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=113866

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    Some of my most vibrant and healthy flytraps I've had were grown under lights. As NAN mentioned, however, keep in mind that you need to account for a dormancy period. I won't go into details since a simple search will yield many, many results.

    Phil

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