Dormancy Help

John Rising (
Sun, 29 Jan 1995 10:17:42 -0700 (MST)

Another question for everyone. My D. filiformis var. tracyi has broken
its dormancy cycle. It has only been dormant for about 2 months. I read
in Pietropaolo's book that it should be dormant for 4 to 5 months. Will
this shortened dormancy hurt the plant? Is it possible to put it back
into dormancy? I kept it in a darkened room, but this year didn't
refridgerate it like I had in the past. I nearly lost it from drying out
in the fridge once so I thought I'd try something different. I also plan
on purchasing more sarracenia this spring. What can I do to keep these
plants dormant in the winter? All I have is a cool basement (40-50
degrees F) and won't have room in a refridgerator for all the ones I
want. Any suggestions?