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Thread: Confused VFT - Please Help!

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    Hello all,
    My VFT is really confused! It acts like it's dormant - has very sluggish growth. Leaves that come up have the the traps die before they develop. BUT, I've already had to cut off the second flower stalk in two months!

    I didn't force dormancy because it's a small plant and I've had it for two years - didn't know how old it was until it started to flower. I live in southern California, the weather is about 60F at the moment (it's potted in the house) and it should start warming up within the next few months to 70-95F.

    Any advice on if I should force dormancy? Or should I wait and hope spring leaves come up?

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    If you definitely know it's been growing non-stop for 2 years, then yes, I would put into dormancy. I'd spray it with fungicide and put it in the fridge either in it's pot or wrapped in sphagnum moss in a freezer bag. If you go back to November/December on this forum you should be able to find some information.
    If you are doing dormancy now, I would take it out in the middle / end of June and give it a longer dormancy later on, say next January to April.

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    Thanks Alvin!

    The Banrot is on its way!

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