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    You will know... its pretty unmistakable. The new growth will be short fat leaves that lay flat to the soil. All of the existing summer leaves will turn black and die. Then there will be very little growth at all. Check out the pics of my plant which is very nearly into its full dormancy now here: dormant pics

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    Um.... What exactly to VFTs look like when they're entering dormancy?!? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    I think the growth slows down and produce smaller traps but it never happens to my vft durning this time of the year. Actually Sept, Oct, and Nov, are my best growing of months but that all ends. Once Thanksgiving is past I put them (vfts) into dormancy whether they like it or not. So I can not really help you - Maybe confuse you but that is about it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] .

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CaptainDrosera @ Nov. 04 2003,7:14)]Um.... What exactly to VFTs look like when they're entering dormancy?!? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    What the? Did you not read my post directly above yours? Look at the pics I provided lol

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    Okay. My plants are behaving like they are ready to be dormant, as described by vft guy in SJ.

    Now, my question is what would be the best way to care for them / treat them during this period. As I've stated above, I live in north Texas, and the temperatures are generally a little higher than in the Carolinas.

    Here are some average highs and lows in my area from weather.com:

    Nov 65F 45F
    Dec 56F 37F
    Jan 54F 34F
    Feb 60F 39F


    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] I've heard many different techniques on vft dormancy. If anyone has any know-how they are willing to share on a good suggestion of what to do, please let me know.
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    Hi Butthead.. Dormancy should be very simple for you. Put the plant outside, preferably under an overhang where it will be protected from rain and frost. Water it enough to keep the soil moist but not wet or sitting in water. Thats it.. the plant does the rest on its own. You should have no problems at all with that temp range. If you are worried, you can bring them indoors on the very coldest nights.

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    What should happen first?

    The plant lettign me know it wants to sleep?


    Or me telling the plant its time to go to sleep?
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