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Thread: How much light do vft's need?

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    If you buy the flytraps out of 'Vitro' like here; then you can cycle them to have some go Dormant, and some Stay active and skip one dormancy. Won't hurt a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (scottychaos @ Mar. 01 2005,10:15)]its virtually impossible to give enough light artifically indoors..
    they need FULL sun blasted down on them all day..
    direct, intense sun.

    IMO, VFTs and Sarracenia really shouldnt be grown in terrariums at all,
    they just arent suitable for that kind of growing, they need far more light than a typical terrarium setup is able to provide..
    a normal fish tank type light just isnt going to cut it.
    not nearly enough light.
    they should be outdoors all season.
    (and dormant in the winter)

    Scot
    Say that to Copper. She grows half of her collection indoors under lights, am I right Copper?

    It is possible to get enough light if you get the right light intensity and get the plants close enough to the light.

    Indoor growers don't be discouraged, I have seen loads of successful attempts which produce beautiful plants with amazing colour and vigour grown under lights. Just imitating what mother nature taught us.

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    Give my vfts about 15 hours of florescent light a day.
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
    -- Oscar Wilde

    http://www.nasarracenia.org/

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    I grow indoors exclusively under cool-white fluorescent lights. I used to have trouble growing VFT through the winter until I discovered that all of the VFTs that were having trouble (not growing well) were infested with mites. Since I began dealing with the mites they have continued to grow just fine all year round.

    Here is a photo of one in January 2005:
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    Now that is the information I was looking for. Now if only I can make my plants look as nice as yours! What type of lighting setup do you have the plants in?
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    Dio-tastic!

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    wait, are people telling me that everybody grows their dionaea outdoors. I have a few, and im using a desk lamp with a gro bulb in it, and all of them are flourishing.

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    Mine grow outdoors year round. Our weather is very similar to the Green Swamp in North Carolina, humidity is slightly less.
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