I know that all of this has probably been covered already in other posts, but I only get so long for lunch...
So I just ordered two flytraps yesterday. I already know most of the rules (distilled water, sphagnum peat moss only, no people food, direct light 8 hrs a day, water daily), but there are a couple things I'm not clear on.
First of all, I ordered two plants in one pot. I'm not big on this idea at all: I really want to separate them. I worked in landscaping and gardening for 10 summers, so I know how to transplant, but I'm getting the idea that it won't be a good thing to do it right after shipping and right at the beginning of the growing season.
Should I go by the general rule of thumb for non CPs, and transplant them in the fall, before they go into dormancy?
Also, what are some general guidelines for transplanting? Are the roots particularly delicate? Aren't these bulb plants?
Second question. I read that dormancy may involve putting the plant in the refrigerator. This seems a little odd. I do have a fairly dim, fairly cold basement. Would a cool (about 50 deg) spot in the basement that gets some outdoor light be good enough? Is the darkness of the fridge as important as the cold? How often should I water it while in dormancy?
Also very important: Are mosquitos at all attracted to VFT's? Are they big enough to set the traps off? If so, I may be ordering fifty more... [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
Thanks in advance