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Bedtime for Venus Fly Trap
#144373 Oct 22nd, 2007 at 12:02 AM
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Hello every,
So I have a Venus Fly Trap. I've had them before when I was younger but could never keep it alive. Now I've had this VFT since sometime around the end of May. It's done very well so far, even bloomed (which I found out later I probably shouldn't have let it fully bloom). Anyway, it survived and as winter approaches, I know that a VFT has to have a dormant period. Now that I've had this plant for this long, I find myself concerned that I'll do something wrong. I've tried to look up how to do the dormancy and although I do find some info, there are still questions. I'm hoping someone here can answer them.
Does it need to be in a constant dark area? Or just the cool 45-50? Will it need watered during this 3 month period? Is there anything else I should know in order to have a successful dormancy and have my VFT survive? I'd appricate any more detailed info someone can give. I'm really afraid that I'll end up killing my beloved VFT that I've managed to keep alive this long (which is a record for me with VFTs. bop)

Thanks alot.



Note: Eep... not sure I posted this in the right spot... my VFT is indoors.

Last edited by Savahnna Rose; Oct 22nd, 2007 at 12:11 AM.

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Re: Bedtime for Venus Fly Trap
Savahnna Rose #146127 Oct 27th, 2007 at 10:13 AM
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I answered your post in another area here, I didn't know it was grown indoors. They are outside plants until fall/winter. They do NOT do well inside. Next spring after last frost place it outside in FULL SUN.


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Re: Bedtime for Venus Fly Trap
Savahnna Rose #333931 Oct 29th, 2010 at 03:01 PM
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Are you using it for flies or ? We had a couple once and found that good bugs were getting eaten so we got rid of the plant.


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