How to Approach Venus Fly Trap Dormancy

One Methods:Natural Dormancy Outdoors In Winter

Your Venus Fly Trap is growing nice and strong, and then winter strikes. In less than a week, you plant leaves dies and is weak and small. You may think that your VFT is dying! But it's simply going through dormancy. Venus Fly Trap requires a dormancy (hibernate) period every year. At least 10 weeks a year of dormancy is required for the trap to grow well in future, or it may slowly die within 3 years.

Natural Dormancy Outdoors In Winter

  1. 1
    Leave it outside. The best way to approach Venus Fly Trap dormancy is leave it outside and let it go through dormancy naturally.
    • This is ideal if you live in an area where the winter temperature is above freezing point, and below 13 °C (55 °F)(55 fahrenheit).
  2. 2
    Place the trap somewhere without strong or direct sunlight during its dormancy.
    • During that period, the plant does not need to be watered as much; just enough water to keep the soil moist, not wet, just moist.
  3. 3
    Be sure it gets indirect sunlight. The trap does not need light during dormancy, however this is not optimal. It can survive without any light, but some indirect sunlight is great. Make sure you still give the plant a reduction in sunlight.
  4. 4
    Expose it gradually to more sunlight. Your plant may not look very pretty at all during dormancy. But after winter has passed, slowly give the plant more light each day. Do not move it into strong sunlight immediately. Your plant will regrow using the energy reserves.

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