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    I pulled my VFTs out of the fridge to plant them last week, only to find them frozen solid. I went ahead and planted them, hoping for a miracle. Has anyone ever had a VFT recover from a similar situation??

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    you don't leave them in their pots at winter?
    Um, I've never frozen a VFT, but other people have and had them make it. Just hope for the best I guess.
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    Same thing happened to me with one of mine. Frozen in a big block of ice. I had accidentally forgotten I had it. Well it defrosted, but unfortunatly, I lost it. But I dunno. Maybe yours might survive.

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    LOL FROZEN IN A BIG BLOCK OF ICE! LOL....excuse me...to much cartoons there dude... that doesnt happen.
    You dont keep yours in a pot for dormancy? And it should have been in the fridge not freezer, you should have put a cover over it and only watered it like once a week.
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    Fortunately I live in the mtns. of North Carolina where I just put my plants in the coldest room in my house, so that has never happened to me. But I think that with LOTS of love and care, you plants can make it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    I take many of my vft and put only the bare root plant into the fridge with some moist sphagnum moss around it. This method has worked well for me. I also put plants into dormancy with their pots, but not in the fridge.
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    Buckmaster,
    As long as there is green growth in the center, there is a chance the plants will recover. I had mine outside this winter for a couple months and they got frozen several times. With the exception of two of the seven plants, they recovered. The five that recovered, where in a 18"L x 5"W x 3˝"H planter. The two that didn't make it were in individual 3" pots. Since your fridge probably wasn't cooling down into the 20°F range for weeks on end, your plants have a better chance of making it I would think.
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    My VFTs have been frozen outside during the winter. They were fine. And most of them never lose all their green leaves and traps. Its amazing how hardy they are. Many of mine are already quite large. After the last time I found the pots frozen I put them in my cool basement and later added lights and a heat lamp and they are growing well. Just put them outside yesterday.

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