You should ask your nursery where your buying then plant from about it. If it is relativly young or started by tissue culture then i dont think it would require the dormancy. You could probably leave it until next winter, but it is possible it may need dormancy and you will probably be able to tell if it does if its leaves are a bit smaller and it dosn't grow very fast, or at all.
- Again just ask whoever your buying it from about it, they should know all the details.
If you have never had one...I would suggest you get a common flytrap and then also get a Green Dragon.
The common because many people have never seen one in person. They are very neat plants ( neat being an understatement).
I would also get the Green Dragon because they are very fast growing and have great coloration. They are a hybrid plant and therefore has a little more room to give as far as treatment ( very little though).
If you do not think that you can handle the lighting requirements for the plant...( which can be hard to some people...they need about 8-10 hours of sunlight...if you use artificial light...then they need 12-16 hours) I would try a Nepenthes, Butterwort, or a Sundew. The Nepenthes and Butterwort that we have on this site are very easy to care for.
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from Nostalgia on 11:44 pm on Nov. 26, 2001
If I were to buy a flytrap at this point would it be required to go through dormancy now? And exactly when is the Dente on sale I really would like to order or pre-order one?
If you bought a flytrap from us or any other plant...
None would require dormancy because they have just come out of tissue culture. So they are safe to go without until next winter. however it is not the 'norm' because most places do not always have a constant source of plants available.
If you are looking to buy one from someone else...I would ask that question to them. How old are the plants...or would they require dormancy this winter.
They should be able to answer you one way or the other.