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How much light for Sarracenia dormancy?


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#1 KoShiatar

 
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 15:16 PM

I know Sarracenia don't need as much light during dormancy as during the growing period, but how much is enough? I have an unheated room where mine could spend their dormancy as temperatures drop below 10°, but it's really quite dim. I know about fridge dormancy where plants don't receive light at all, but I don't think mine would go into a dormancy as deep.
Any suggestions?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 15:31 PM

Will they be on a windowsill?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 17:33 PM

I think as long as the right dormancy temps is achieved, light will probably the the least thing you need to worry about. But when spring comes in, that is when light is very crucial.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:20 PM

Will they be on a windowsill?

Pretty much so, but the window is small and dim. Though now that I look at it, with some washing...
Of course in spring the plant will go back to its usual location - I'd say around the middle of February? Or is it too soon?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 15:42 PM

My best dormancies for Sarracenias & VFT's were when we lived in an apartment that had an attic. I simply placed the pots at the windows and let nature determine the cues for waking them up. Temps probably varied beween 20's to 50's durimg the winter.