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Name: Paul Ferguson
Guymon Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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okiecowboy
Nov 3, 2017 2:55 AM CST
I have just bought a butterwort to add to my collection of carnivorous plants. It is a pinguicula primuliflora and I read they go dormant. I also have a pot full of Venus Flytraps and because of our extreme weather conditions in the Oklahoma Panhandle I grow them under plant lights indoors. They do quite well and have become very large. In order to make them go dormant I bought a mini fridge with nothing else in it and set the temp to stay at 50 degrees. I place the flytraps in the pot in it at night and put them under the lights in the day. It is working very well so far. My question is do I need to do the same with the butterworts or will they go dormant at room temperature?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 3, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Maybe we can have this queston moved to the Carnivorous Plants forum?
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Name: Paul Ferguson
Guymon Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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okiecowboy
Nov 3, 2017 5:26 PM CST
I did earlier repost this to the carnivorous plant forum but for the life of me I can't seem to find it now to see if it was answered.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 3, 2017 6:02 PM CST
The pull down under 'Community' at the top.
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Name: Paul Ferguson
Guymon Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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okiecowboy
Nov 5, 2017 6:43 PM CST
I found it and have posted several more things about Venus Flytraps and pitcher plants to help others new at it. I am only new at the butterworts as I just bought them last month.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 5, 2017 6:48 PM CST
My problem with Butterworts is that I treat them like Sundews. Oops!
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Name: Paul Ferguson
Guymon Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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okiecowboy
Nov 7, 2017 4:11 AM CST
I have two tropical plants that are much easier to deal with than butterworts or Venus Fly Traps, one is a Indian plant Nepenthes khasiana the hanging pitcher plant and the other is a Cape sundew. I love the sundew best as this type is as easy to raise as a weed. It was little when I got it but now it is 9 inches tall and has so many leaves it looks like a bush in a pot. I am glad these two are tropical and do not need dormancy so I can care for them year around. I figured they wouldn't have nothing to eat now that it is cold but ants and nats came indoors to winter and they went straight to their pots. Shame VFT can't catch ants and nats as they are too little.

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