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#1 User is offline   Cindy 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:13 PM

I was told by my friend to chuck them in the fridge this month until "spring" next year.

Top: Before, Bottom: After :lol:/>
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/cpphotosz/4thQ2013/B52_dormancy_zps4b6df38b.jpg

This will go into the fridge after removing the dead parts...
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/cpphotosz/4thQ2013/B52_rhizome_zpscc319b34.jpg

And this will go under the lights and hopefully give me some offshoots. ^_^/>
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/cpphotosz/4thQ2013/B52_rhizome1_zps42f6e140.jpg
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

Cindy, did you grow these from seed?

From the first picture i'm assuming that this isn't an induced dormancy, am i right? How have previous dormant periods worked out for you? Curious to know more. Thanks!
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

Hi surinkt,

I received them as adult plants and they have been getting their dormancy rest this time of the year. This is the first time I am putting them in the fridge.
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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

Cindy, how long you planning the dormancy period to be?
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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hi Terry, I was told 8-12 weeks. But some growers suggest 4 weeks is enough.
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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

Okay, becos I have a cupped trap vft in dormancy too.. So I guess is the same as sarracenia?

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

The B52 plants after one month in the vegetable compartment. I've just removed the black parts.
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/cpphotosz/4thQ2013/B52_dormancy_4_weeks_zps849e863a.jpg
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

About 5 weeks, two of the rhizomes planted are producing new shoots! :wub:/>

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/cpphotosz/4thQ2013/vft_B52_rhizome_cutting1_zpsda28aaab.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/cpphotosz/4thQ2013/vft_B52_rhizome_cutting_zpsfa94e8be.jpg
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:42 PM

The B52 plants after 7 weeks in the vegetable compartment.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/cpphotoz/4thQ13/B52_dormancy_7_weeks_zps4203b386.jpg

The black parts removed.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/cpphotoz/4thQ13/B52_dormancy_7_weeks1_zps111675b1.jpg
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

Been reading about artificial dormancy, but read that it's bad to take the normal plant and chuck it in the fridge. Do you somehow induce dormancy (light cycle change, temperature, few hours in the fridge a day before putting it in full time) or do you wait for the plants to naturally go dormant before refrigerating? or just anyhow put the plant in the fridge at winter?

Any problems with mold?

Thanks for your advice.
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

Check out the following thread for more details.

http://www.greencult...d-for-dormancy/

My B52 plants are from a friend who grow them in the States. Their natural dormancy period is from Nov to Feb and I did observe them changing growth patterns in Nov. So it is then I placed them in the fridge.

I have other cultivars which are from Australia and their dormancy cycle is different. I could put them in the fridge during June or choose to put them in later, together with the next dormancy of the B52...it all depends on the growth of the plants.

So far, I have not noticed any mould on the black parts. But I open the ziploc bag every 2-3 weeks to check so that helps to some extent.
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

Cool, thanks for the info and the link! Very helpful.. Sometimes very tough to find these things online since they are all temperate-centric. That's why this forum so great!
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:00 PM

The B52 plants after 10 weeks in the vegetable compartment.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/cpphotoz/4thQ13/B52_dormancy_7_weeks_zps4203b386.jpg

The black parts removed.
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

The new shoots on the rhizome cuttings at 9 weeks are now like young plants and even have their own roots!
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/cpphotoz/1stQ14/B52_rhizome_cutting1_zpse8dad135.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/cpphotoz/1stQ14/B52_rhizome_cutting_zpsce2cab0d.jpg
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Still looking great after 3 months in the fridge! :wub:/>

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/cpphotosz/1stQ2014/B52_after_fridge_dormancy_280214_zps0a24292c.jpg
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:48 PM

The plants are flowering and I am allowing one to produce seeds. Anyone interested if there are enough to share? :flowers:/>
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:11 PM

View PostCindy, on 29 March 2014 - 08:48 PM, said:

The plants are flowering and I am allowing one to produce seeds. Anyone interested if there are enough to share? :flowers:/>/>

Me! *raises hand*
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