Carnivorous Plants forum: Butterwort dormancy

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Name: Paul Ferguson
Guymon Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Nov 3, 2017 11:52 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: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
Nov 5, 2017 7:34 AM CST
I believe that variety needs winter dormancy like Sarrs and VFTs. Best to do a little "Googling" to make sure though!
Name: Paul Ferguson
Guymon Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Nov 5, 2017 7:17 PM CST
Yep the google info says to keep them cool to become a bud so I shall put them with the VFT for the winter. I am new at butterworts and old at raising the other types of carnivorous plants that now do well. I enjoy having the tropical ones so I can tend to them all winter like cape sundews and India pitcher plants.

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