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    Sup guys, long time no see
    i live in the tropics (Singapore) and i not so farmilar with VFT dormancy.

    Anyway, my VFT's health have been declining, especially the 'pink venus' which have been growing well. These are freom triffid park in Australia.
    I dunno if i should stick it in the fridge or do something bout it... they look pretty bad [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Here are the 4 pink venuses that WERE healthy a while ago.
    Conditions: Temperature... feels like 25 degrees celcius plus
    humidity: i guess its pretty high in singapore
    Light: normal fluorescent lights
    Water: the usual tray method


    VFT 1: This one is quite ok... but im afraid it turn out like the rest


    VFT 2: This one........ ill let the picture speak for itself [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]




    VFT 3: This one looks SO dead and rotten, but i might be wrong





    VFT 4: The big trap is one from few weeks ago, this one looks like dormancy...


    Here's another one im worried about... the traps seem to be getting smaller




    just a quick qns, what temperature should it be when if i stick it in a fridge?

    Thanks alot people
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    The brown ones are definetly goners. I think they might be a bit too wet. I'd leave them just in case though-I've had VFT die back to the point that all was left was a few dead dry leaves on the top pop back to life. In the second dead pot you have what looks like a small sundew popping up [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Not sure about the other plants-hopefully someone else can help.
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    It looks like root rot to me. I think the main problem is keeping them too wet with no air circulation. How long have you been growing them? You might want to stick them in the fridge for three months to maybe nurse the plant back to health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (wezx @ May 21 2005,3:30)]...just a quick qns, what temperature should it be when if i stick it in a fridge?
    Any temp above freezing. Most fridges are set at about 4c (39f)
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    Thanks, i stuck one in the fridge just for safety.

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    Quote[/b] ]I think the main problem is keeping them too wet with no air circulation. How long have you been growing them?
    Ive been growing them for about 6 months and they have grown beautifully until now. The VFTs are in open air so air circulation must not be the problem. Oh... one thing, i've transferred them to another tray, which holds alot of water. Should i allow drying out in between waterings?

    Thanks for the help guys
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    I would allow the tray to dry out for a day or two, before refilling. This allows air to be drawn back into the soil. Roots need a little air to remain healthy.
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    I agree with them being too wet all the time; especially if grown indoors.
    Also; don't be stingy on the medium; they have deep roots; so fill the pots to the top (not burying the rhyzome more than the white part).

    I have had alot better luck growing indoors when I would let them get to cold damp before giving them another drink from underneath. I would seldom on purpose get them sopping wet, as it takes too long to get back to the damp stage in which they could rot.

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    Also, cut off the dead traps about 1/4 inch above the rhyzome to help prevent rotting.

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