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    I HAVE FINALLY GROWN A VFT! and who says they dont grow well under lights, it is quite compact and happy

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    Greetings,
    I'm growing VFT outside here in Southern Montana. So far they have survived wind, heat waves, cold spells, and a hail storm. They grow slow, but steady. I find it best to set them in a fish tank with the top off, in full sun most of the day.

    Before they grew outside, I kept them indoors under lights. I was able to get a blood red trap color when the plants were about 3" from the lights. Even the red dragon was a good color. I prefer outdoors though.

    What are you going to do for dormancy? I know that it gets about -500F up where you live.:laugh:

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    dormancy? very good question...........havent decided, i may ask Friesens if i can "rent" space in one of their flower coolers. i would think that would work well. ive got about 8 Sarrs that will need dormancy too. you guys been getting all this rain down there? its been terrible. if i wanted 100 degrees and 80% humidity i would move to Florida! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Yes, you would. And yes, we are getting the rain.
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    I have Sarracenia growing outside also. For dormancy, I'm going to dig a pit, set my pots in it, and fill it full of pine needles. If it works, I'll expand my collection next spring. If it doesn't, I'll just focus on growing tropical and subtropical plants indoors.

    After 5 years of drought, the rain is welcome. It never lasts long though. Last week there were puddles everywhere. This week it's as if it never rained at all. As for the high heat and humidity, there's nothing like stepping outside and feeling like a big sweaty hog.

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    rattler_mt, what kind of light? I have dual phillips aquarium fluorescent lights 4 to 6 inches from my plants and the color is not very good. They are a nice green but the Red Dragons should have some red in them, not to mention the inside of all the other types of traps.
    I'm still living off the corpse of the old world.

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    Hello everyone,its my first post too.Brian you said you have your vft in a fishbowl,wouldnt the roots not get any O2,or do you have holes in the bottom so the roots can breathe?

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    Ignore the last post,just realized you said fish tank not fishbowl,my bad.Anyways if you were to have a vft in a fishbowl would the roots eventually be depleted of oxygen? I ask because I did this lol

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