Re: VFT dormancy

Date: Fri Jan 15 1999 - 09:01:37 PST

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 12:01:37 EST
Message-Id: <aabcdefg107$foo@default>
Subject: Re: VFT dormancy

Beg to differ with those who have said that 40 degree (F) isn't low enough to
induce dormancy in VFTs. In my experience it's fine, although, as David
Mellard said, lower light levels do help a great deal. My plants are in the
northeast-facing window of an unheated garage, with temps certainly no lower
than 40 degrees. All are definitely dormant (summer petiole growth gone, tight
winter rosettes, extremely slow or non-apparent growth). Even in full sun, I
think that 40 degrees should be fine.

Any other experiences out there?

Jay Lechtman
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
"fine line between a hobby and a mental illness" ... Dave Barry

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