I have a VFT trap that die back to the corm/rhizome, and is recovering (transplant shock, due to my ignorance). It has no traps, and just 2 tiny leaves. It's currently outside (Poconos, highs are in the upper 60s, lows mid to low 50s). What's my best bet for getting it through the winter? Since it's already struggling to make a come back I wasn't sure if it would be better off inside in good light, or if giving it a dormancy period would help.
Pic is from a month ago, it has 2 definite leaves now. I'll get an updated shot shortly.
Post by jerrytheplater on Oct 11, 2017 22:14:08 GMT -5
It is almost time for your plant to become dormant. Let the first frost or two kill off your leaves and then place it in dormancy. Don't grow it all winter long. I store all of my VFT corms in moist peat moss in a bag in the refrigerator. In the past when I had access to a greenhouse heated only enough to prevent the water pipes from freezing, I stored all of my CP there and all did well. I never took them out of the pots. If I needed to repot, I'd do it in the spring.
We learned about burying the plants, pots and all, at the last meeting. I am thinking I may try that since I've made a type of root cellar before to store Leeks and Parsnips over winter.
I had a hard time figuring out what your photo was showing.