Darlingtonia dormancy

From: Chris Teichreb (cjteichr@sfu.ca)
Date: Tue Jan 19 1999 - 14:50:23 PST

Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 14:50:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Chris Teichreb <cjteichr@sfu.ca>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg150$foo@default>
Subject: Darlingtonia dormancy

Hi all,

        Noticed the other day that a local nursery had a pot of
Darlingtonia for sale (tc'd plants from Gubler's Orchids). It looks
really healthy but, of course, it's not supposed to be growing at this
time of the year. Since it's a tc'd plant and since it just recently
appeared in the nursery, I assume it was deflasked only a couple of months
ago. Anyways, my question is would it survive if it was placed in a cool
windowsill with low light levels (ie: north) and allowed to go dormant
until spring, or is it too late for this plant? Obviously my spring fever
is acting up early this year :)!

Happy growing,


Chris Teichreb
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.


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