Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:57 am
The thing is, I am still very confused about dormancy. I've come to the conclusion that I DO need to put it through dormancy, even though it is a new plant. However, today I spoke with a Czech VFT grower (I'm Czech), who told me that I should not put it through dormancy as it is a new plant that was bought at the end of the growing season and that I should just leave it on my windowsill, make sure to keep it away from the radiator and keep the soil moist, but not soggy. She also told me to not use a grow light (which is confusing, since the plant won't be getting any sun, except for occasional winter sun). Her main problem was the fact that I had bought the plant at Home Depo and that these plants are just too weak overall (no exposure to the sun, insects, etc) and that it'd be very unlikely to survive dormancy.
My original plan was to wait until November and then I was going to put in the hallway on a windowsill (I live in an apartment, so I mean the hallway of the apartment building), where the temperature is around 8-10C (46-50F) during winter. I of course cannot put it outside since we have very harsh winters.
What do you guys think would be the best approach? Should I skip dormancy this year? Should I use a grow light to do that even though I've been told not to? Or should I put it through dormancy?
Thank you so much.