User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Dormancy time?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just got a now VFT. It is not growing any new leafs or anything. I DID feed it a little plant food before I found out it's bad. So, what do you think is going on?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Budd Lake, NJ
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Lightbulb

    It is probably stunned from the plant food. I'd flush the plant with distilled or rain water (ie over water it a couple times).

    It could also be in entering dormancy, but the watering wouldn't hurt as much as the plant food. Also, they are really slow growers (IMHO) so be patient.

    Make sure you aren't watering with tap water. Read the guides at the top to learn how to care for the little guys.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ditto what jhaluska. Most important I would run distilled water through the soil several times to take out all the toxins (plant food) out. Then give it a month to recover. I would also hold off on dormancy until the vft recovers. Just that I would not put a hurt/sick vft in doramancy that could be the final death blow.

    Travis
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
    -- Oscar Wilde

    http://www.nasarracenia.org/

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ...continue. Since I truely suck at dormancy my thought is make sure it is health as can be.

    Travis [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] *there*
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
    -- Oscar Wilde

    http://www.nasarracenia.org/

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks. I fed the plant food with some rain water. Would that still hurt it?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Budd Lake, NJ
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, the plant food is the harmful part. Now feeding it plant food and tap water, would mean you really hate the little guy. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Use just pure rain water or distilled water. Anything else could really harm the plant. If you want to increase growth on this website **********.com they sell superthrive which works well I have heard. I would either rinse the soil really good (again) with distilled water to get the toxins out of the soil or you may want to transplant (not really recommended on my part but is an option).

    Travis
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
    -- Oscar Wilde

    http://www.nasarracenia.org/

Similar Threads

  1. first time dormancy and the first sub-zero temperatures of the season
    By adymitruk in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-22-2009, 09:23 PM
  2. Dormancy, dying / dead, or just need more time?
    By b.t. in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-10-2007, 03:16 PM
  3. is it dormancy time yet?
    By geffcardo in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 12-16-2006, 11:39 AM
  4. Can it be dormancy time yet?
    By Sszvein in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-20-2004, 06:25 PM
  5. Max time for dormancy
    By Wesley in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2003, 11:47 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •