Carnivorous plants, like all perennials, need a period of rest, known as dormancy. This is a time for them to conserve energy to come back stronger in the growing season. Here's how you can help your green predator through its winter snooze:
Method 1: Unheated Garage
- Place your plant in a pot with proper drainage.
- Ensure the garage remains cold but not freezing (around 32°F-45°F).
- Water sparingly, just enough to keep the soil slightly moist.
- Check for mold - if you notice any, our Dormancy Spray can help keep your plant healthy.
Method 2: Refrigerator
- Gently remove your plant from its pot and clean off the soil from the roots.
- Wrap the bareroot rhizomes in a slightly moist sphagnum moss.
- Place the wrapped rhizomes in a plastic bag with some ventilation holes.
- Store in the refrigerator, not the freezer, checking periodically for mold. Apply Dormancy Spray as needed.
Method 3: Plastic Baggie
- Similar to the refrigerator method, but the baggie stays in a cool, dark place like a basement or cold room.
- Keep the rhizomes moist with sphagnum moss in the baggie.
- Use Dormancy Spray to protect against mold without over-wetting the moss.
Dormancy Care Tips:
- Keep an eye out for any signs of mold or fungus. Our Dormancy Spray is formulated to prevent these issues without harming your plant.
- It's normal for the plant to look a bit withered or lose color; it's just resting!
- Begin regular watering and place the plant in bright, indirect sunlight when you notice new growth in spring. This is a sign that dormancy is over.
Remember, dormancy is a crucial phase for the health of your carnivorous plant. By following these steps and using our specially designed Dormancy Spray, you're setting the stage for a spectacular spring revival