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    so, how long does it take for your typical run of the mill vft to come out of dormancy? I have had several inside for about a month now, and I have nothing. this is only my third year growing cps, and I cannot remember how long it takes for them to come around. I did dormancy a bit differently as they were in a garage this year as opposed to inside a room that was about 55 degrees. I have some d. filiformus in the same pots, and they are showing signs of coming about. I am worried about the plants being dead. some though still have green on them from last season. most look like spent banana peels. but again, the ones inside have only been there for about a month. the others are outside in a sunny spot with most of my other cps. I don't think that they would fair all that poorly considering plants in the same size pots are alive as shown by the amount of color in them after their pitchers where trimmed. any help would, uh, help, yeah, that's right. if they don't come out of dormancy, I'd love to trade some plants for anyone that have extras....

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    I kept the lights over mine all through winter (on a timer, of course). When I brought mine in, I chopped off all the black parts and watered them a lot. A month later, I've got nine traps and the beginings of a flower. This is just a guess, but perhaps you should lop off the "Spent banana peel" looking parts of the VFT. I'm guessing that the energy of the VFT is being wasted trying to revive those parts. New traps might spring out from the center within a week (as mine did).

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    i dug up some of the bulbs today, and I found that many of them are mush. i believe that I may have lost about 35 plants all said and done. I kept them outside in my garage, and I kept them too wet.

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    Whoops! Sorry.
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    Sorry to hear that.......
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    Believe it or not, you could have left them indoors with less water, and achieved the same results. (Not the mush, but dormancy.) I hate it when something goes wrong with the VFT's. They are, after all, what attracted me to CP in the first place.
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    All mine have been coming up for a few weeks now. Here the temperature (in the greenhouse) has been about 14-21C (57-70F) max and 5-10C (40-50F) min.
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    yes, I goofed. from now on, the plants (all of the) will winter in my coolest room in the house like they did two seasons ago. I lost zero. the one that hurts the most was a gorgeous pot from wal mart of all places, that my wife gave me for father's day. I have one vft typical that is apparently ok out of too too many.

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