Growing VFT in the tropics: how?

From: Sofyan David Subiyanto (
Date: Sun Jul 11 1999 - 18:38:01 PDT

Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 08:38:01 +0700
From: Sofyan David Subiyanto <>
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Subject: Growing VFT in the tropics: how? 

Hi All,

I need any advice on how to grow VFT (from seeds) in the tropics.
This is some descriptions of my climate situation:

Country: Indonesia (South-East Asia)
Outdoor Temperatures : 68 F (early morning and the night), 81 F
Indoor Temperature: 75,2 F
Humidity: Always very high ( more than 75%)
Soil: Peatmoss and Sand; A liitle bit Acidic (low pH)
Water: From the mountain river
Type of seasons: dry season and rainy season. No winter, no frost.

My questions are:

1. Do I still have to provide a dormancy period for my VFT? 2. Since I
can not provide a natural dormancy period for my VFT, what should I do?
Should I give up? 3. Can I use peatmoss, enriched with some mineral
elements (N, P, K, etc)?

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