VFT winter survival

FlyTrapKing

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Labine keeps a lot of types of vfts outdoors year round in quebec. I think he ssaid its zone 3 there.
 
Labine keeps a lot of types of vfts outdoors year round in quebec. I think he ssaid its zone 3 there.
How does he do this? I live in Ottawa and I have lived in quebec, and it gets much lower than 0 celcius, and can get to -40 celcius at times. Does not seem like they can be left outdoors.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
If they're in ground, protected by mulch and snow (and isolated from ground water and runoff), they should stay at just above 0°C all winter. You can test a site with a thermometer. Fridge is safe, too.
 
If they're in ground, protected by mulch and snow (and isolated from ground water and runoff), they should stay at just above 0°C all winter. You can test a site with a thermometer. Fridge is safe, too.
If you can, I have just put up a thread asking about the fridge dormency. I'd love your advice on my questions, as you, @Lloyd Gordon, have helped me in the past when I had questions!
 
Top