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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Did anyone see the Weather Channel? In NC they are supposed to be getting at least 3-6 inches of SNOW!!!!! IN VFT TERRITORY!!!! :o Will they be OK!!![img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Will it wipe out the VFT population in the wild??? Nep.G.

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    NG, the earth is in a warming trend right now, about 500 years ago, I think, it was even warmer than it was now for about a decade, it's a cyclic trend (That yes, we are now interfering with to some extent I am sure) but my point is, that North America has experienced Ice Ages before, and we still have flytraps... I am sure they will be fine! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hmm I never thought of that...............Does that mean they can be frozen during thier dormancy? [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Oh I wouldn't go that far, I think a plant frozen is certainly dead, my point is that something will always survive to propogate the species... you don't need to worry about all those flytraps in nature, as I am sure that they will be just fine!

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    YES, its snowing here in Virginia! :biggrin: We have 8" so far and its still falling! (Weather folks thought we'd get none to possibly 3 inches so they were off by a bit!). :-) I moved my VFTs and sarras onto my back porch a few nites ago, but they are all covered with snow now. Actually snow doesn't normally hurt plants too much. It actually acts as insulationand protects plants from the colder air/wind above. Snow doesnt necessarily mean frozen ground. Often the ground is just soggy wet. Having the soil freeze is much more damaging than snow. We've had very cold temps here especially at night so I will see in the spring if anything got tooooo cold. Hmmm...now that I think about it, I should scoop up some snow and melt it for watering my plants.

    I hope the plants are ok. For myself, I'm cozy inside with a cup of hot chocolate watching the beautiful flakes fall. :-)

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    Yes RP. But I let my S.Purpurea spp. Purpurea freeze the liuve sphagnum and all! And I don't think it will have any ill effects will it? This happens quite frequently in nature doesn't it to this Sarracenia species? LOL PlantAKiss.

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    S.Purpurea ssp. Purpurea frequently experiences freezing temperatures in the wild and should have no problems surviving freezes.

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    but if the plant freezes wont ice crystals form in it's cells, and rupture the cell walls? I guess a lot of plants go through this... but purps, all sars actually, to me, seem so tender... I guess they are made of more steely stuff than I thought!

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