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Thread: Does it still grow during dormancy

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    Does a flytrap still put out leaves during dormancy?
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    Wes,
    When the plant is fully into dormancy there should be very little new growth. Mine are currently still producing new leaves at this time so I wouldnt worry about anything being wrong just yet.

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    Ok thanks
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    Wesley, mine have been below freezing twice now and are showing every sign of dormancy except that they are still growing new leaves also. Those are most likely going to be the winter leaves. As time goes by, the existing leaves/traps may turn black and die leaving the short, stubby winter leaves.

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    My traps do seem to turn black before they actually finish forming. Also, the plants do seem to grow a bit slower. I try to let them stay dry for a few days, before giving them just enough water to get them damp again. Is this good enough?
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    Mine has had a couple of the older summer leaves die(which I promptly removed) but it still looks quite the same. Its still producing new leaves, but these arent erect as the others are.
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    mine are still producing, and the red and green dragon leaves are squat and wide, but my dent is producing long thin leaves. The red and green dragon are growing really slow, and the dente is growing so-so. They are all in the same environment.
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    I purchased a VFT in June and its leaves grew from 1/2 inch to 1 inch. Then came November and I took it home, placing it between the inner & outer kitchen windows. Soon, thereafter, the three newest an immature leaves ceased developing while the mature leaves have one-by-one been yellowing and then blackening. It was suggested that it may not be cold enough (green house effect), so I moved it to our adjoining screened in porch, where it is receiving colder air, hopefully moderated some by the living room. I live in the Reading, PA area, so it does go below freezing. But so do the Carolinas. I believe the plant is alive and asleep - but this is my first attempt at dormancy. Should be interesting in a couple months.

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