Re: (Fwd) VFTs dormancy and an observation

Kristin L. Mott (
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 21:53:17 -0500

Just to throw in my .02$, I think most of the differences in vft's are
due to environment. I have plants which look drastically different
depending where they are growing. I grow most of my vft forms under
lights for most of the year, and occasionally place them outside to get
some color. You can take a plant that has certain traits and once it has
adapted to the conditions you are trying to grow it in, you don't
recognize the plant. Only a few significant forms are due to genetics.
Just think of the differences in growth habit from season to season.....
I have seen vft's submerged under 6 inches of water that were actually
still trapping aquatic creatures. Upon my return in the fall, they were
high and dry and still thriving. The plants looked COMPLETELY different
and had I not seen them in the sring, I would have sworn they were not
the same plants!

Depending on water, light, growing media, etc..... you can really change
the appearance of your plants.


Take care & keep on growing,

-Tom- & Krissy