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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:23 AM

I've placed my 2 containers (~40x40x40cm) with carnivorous plants in a cold storage this winter (my only option at the moment). The temperature varies between 0,5 - -3,5C. My question is... How long can the plants stand to be frozen? I'm not expecting temperatures to rise above freezing for at least 2 more months.

My plants are various Sarracenia and Dionea.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:29 AM

I've placed my 2 containers (~40x40x40cm) with carnivorous plants in a cold storage this winter (my only option at the moment). The temperature varies between 0,5 - -3,5C. My question is... How long can the plants stand to be frozen? I'm not expecting temperatures to rise above freezing for at least 2 more months.

My plants are various Sarracenia and Dionea.



They will probably stay frozen as long as you keep paying the electricity bill ;) (title)
I think if they dessciate they will die but if they are in sealed bags then I dont know probably all winter from what I read

Edited by mantrid, 23 December 2010 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 17:14 PM

I've placed my 2 containers (~40x40x40cm) with carnivorous plants in a cold storage this winter (my only option at the moment). The temperature varies between 0,5 - -3,5C. My question is... How long can the plants stand to be frozen? I'm not expecting temperatures to rise above freezing for at least 2 more months.

My plants are various Sarracenia and Dionea.


I not know this for plants in a cold storage ,but i know for plants in containers outside in rain and snow and all weather ,whole winter whitout any problem till minus 22° ,for that am very sure ,even binata have not problem whit this.But i supoose where you are living it s been match colder then where i live ,so i think you must wait till end off winter and you know this!
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 20:38 PM

I not know this for plants in a cold storage ,but i know for plants in containers outside in rain and snow and all weather ,whole winter whitout any problem till minus 22° ,for that am very sure ,even binata have not problem whit this.But i supoose where you are living it s been match colder then where i live ,so i think you must wait till end off winter and you know this!
Cheers Will

We had -30°C here the other day. I live in Sweden.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:29 AM

I live in Massachusetts (zone 5) and keep tons of plants outside, unprotected (except for whatever snow falls) in a bog garden year round and have only lost one S.r.joneseii in 5 years. The plants are usually frozen from mid to late November until March or April.
Here's a list of the species I keep in my bog this way:
Darlingtonia- Siskyou Mountain
Dionaea- Typical, Cross teeth, Clamshell, Big Jaws, B52, Akai Ryu, Dente
Drosera- intermedia, rotundifolia, anglica, dichotoma (Giant), f.filiformis, f.fliformis (Florida Giant)
Sarracenia- p.purpurea, p.venosa, p.montana, p.purpurea heterophylla, rosea, rosea lutea, leucophylla, l."Candy Stripe", l. "Titan", l."Schnells Ghost, l."Tarnok", r.rubra, r.joneseii, r.wheryii, alata, alata "Black and Red", minor, minor okeefenokeensis, psiticina, psiticina antho-free, f. flava, f.atropurpurea, f.rubricorpora, f. rugelli, catesbei, Dana's Delight, Judith Hindle, Leah Wilkerson, Leah Wilkerson X flava, Mardi Gras, "Maroon", "Ladies in Waiting", "Lady Bug", "Red Bug", "Love Bug"
Orchids - Platanthera ciliaris, P.cristata, P.blephariglottis, P.psycodes, Nodding ladies tresses, Grass pinks, Rose pogonia, Habenaria radiata

Hope this helps.
-Johnny

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:41 AM

I have found with my plants, Sarracenia can last for long periods of time frozen, but VFT's are a little more sensitive and cannot stand extended lengths of time frozen.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 14:44 PM

The only time I run into problems with VFT's is when there's no snow cover but, I've found that as long as they're planted well in the peat with a good layer of live sphagnum they do just fine.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:38 AM

I live in Massachusetts (zone 5) and keep tons of plants outside, unprotected (except for whatever snow falls) in a bog garden year round and have only lost one S.r.joneseii in 5 years. The plants are usually frozen from mid to late November until March or April.
Here's a list of the species I keep in my bog this way:
Darlingtonia- Siskyou Mountain
Dionaea- Typical, Cross teeth, Clamshell, Big Jaws, B52, Akai Ryu, Dente
Drosera- intermedia, rotundifolia, anglica, dichotoma (Giant), f.filiformis, f.fliformis (Florida Giant)
Sarracenia- p.purpurea, p.venosa, p.montana, p.purpurea heterophylla, rosea, rosea lutea, leucophylla, l."Candy Stripe", l. "Titan", l."Schnells Ghost, l."Tarnok", r.rubra, r.joneseii, r.wheryii, alata, alata "Black and Red", minor, minor okeefenokeensis, psiticina, psiticina antho-free, f. flava, f.atropurpurea, f.rubricorpora, f. rugelli, catesbei, Dana's Delight, Judith Hindle, Leah Wilkerson, Leah Wilkerson X flava, Mardi Gras, "Maroon", "Ladies in Waiting", "Lady Bug", "Red Bug", "Love Bug"
Orchids - Platanthera ciliaris, P.cristata, P.blephariglottis, P.psycodes, Nodding ladies tresses, Grass pinks, Rose pogonia, Habenaria radiata

Hope this helps.
-Johnny

Cool, this gives me hope for my plants.... Theres a blizzard right now here in Chicago...2- 2 1/2 feet of snow(5-6 feet of snow drift)