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    God must have an interesting sense of humor Wesley's Avatar
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    My plants have been dormant since I guess around Thanksgiving, but I'm just gonna leave them till about early March. Dormancy gets WAY too much attention as being hard. As much as it is hated(everyone just wants to watch their plants grow) it is quite easy once you get the hang of it.
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    i did all my repotting in the fall, or during the summer, and it is much too cold here in va for the plants to be awakened yet. they are in my garage, cold, but alive and will be brought outside onto my deck again in probably mid to late march.

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    *looks down in guilt* I felt I had to bring them out of dormancy a little early this year.. since I have no fungicide and several of my plants, including my precious Dente, got taken out by fungus destroying the rhizomes.. so yeah, I'm bringing them out right now..
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    I'm kind of glad the plants need dormacy, where else would you put them during the winter months?
    It's amazing how much weathering the vfts and more southern typs of cps can take. The garage gets down to harsh freezes, then warms up pretty rapidly, freezes, ect... and the plants don't mind all that much.

    I plan on taking them out and repotting them as soon as the temps are out of the freezing range. Which is some time in late march/early april here in michigan.
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    I got too lazy this 2004-2005 winter season. Didn't put most of my VFT into artificial dormancy. Just kept them under lights with all my other CP. Here's a pic of one:

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    I can see the lack of a dormancy has caused your plant great distress! Lack of dormancy has never caused any problems with my plants. And it sure hasn't bothered yours too much either. Scottychaos is very adamant as to the dormancy thing, and won't listen to anybody about it, but I wish he could see my plants too. Smaller than usual, but very active growthwise, and even winter flowers. Crazy critters those VFT's. Great picture, Joseph!!



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    Nearly all or actually, all of my VFT get attacked by spider mites chronically and viciously. Often a period of dormancy in the refrigerator, especially while submerged, can have wonderful eradicative effects on these pests and give the plants a reprieve so that they grow with renewed vigor once returned to normal growing conditions. This last year I sealed nearly all of my VFT’s planted in individual pots, into community Ziploc bags where I used cinnamon oil and cinnamon powder to attempt to control the spider mite infestations in the confines of the sealed Ziploc bags. Unfortunately this did not completely eliminate the spider mites. However, it did distract me enough so I forget to put any of my VFTs into their normal forced refrigerator dormancy. Oh well, maybe next winter.



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