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Mar 30, 2018 12:24 PM CST
Hello! I'm sorry for my bad English I now studying it. These are my carnivorous plants Venus Flytrap and Sarracenia hybrid. I have them from one year. The Venus Flytrap was one and I now split the rhizome on three. The problem is than they don't had rest I so thinking because I don't had cold room indoor but outside is very cold to -20 degrees. They stood on about 18 degrees. And now I don't know whether will recover. These are them. Whether it will recover? How are they look?
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Mar 30, 2018 1:13 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I can't advise you on Venus Flytraps as I don't grow them.

Sarracenia need a cold dormant period. You are right, they will not survive -20 but they do need a couple month chill. If you don't have a place to store them for the winter (room that stays cold but not freezing), you might try your refrigerator.

Without the chill time, the life expectancy of Sarracenia is only a couple years.
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Apr 1, 2018 9:47 AM CST
Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
They look O.K. but they need dormancy. Here's how *I* do it for mine:

As temps approach 35 degrees F. this is my routine:

For VFTs, I drain off excess water from the pots, hit them with a sulphur based fungicide and place in zip lock bags and pop them in the fridge for 3-4 months. I occasionally check them (once a month) for fungus and hit with the fungicide if needed. Late winter around February/March I take them out hit them with sulphur based fungicide again and place in a south and west window until night time temps. regularly stay above freezing then slowly acclimate them to full outdoor Sun. I've been using this method for almost 10 years with no losses.

I remove my Sarrs from the pots, dunk and clean the roots in rainwater. Put them in zip lock bags, spray a little sulphur based fungicide on them and put into the bottom of my fridge. Works great.
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Apr 2, 2018 12:12 AM CST
Thank you very much for these advices!!!
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Apr 2, 2018 8:28 AM CST
I have more one question for one Sarracenia. I bought one Sarracenia Velvet before about three weeks. She growing perfect, but I don't know whether is it possible to overeat? I put it on outdoor through the day and she catch much flies. Do you can to overeat? The flies are big. I all traps have got two- three flies.
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Apr 2, 2018 11:42 AM CST
Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
They can't over eat. Don't worry about it.
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Apr 2, 2018 1:45 PM CST
tommyr said:They can't over eat. Don't worry about it.

OK thanks. I was very worried.
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