Carnivorous plants native to United States are accustomed to cold temperatures, frost and snow. That is what really makes these plants very unique. They may look tropical, but really they are as hardy as a black bear in Rockies.
But, like black bear, there is something that frost-tolerant plants do not like – dry freezing Arctic wind. This type of wind will pull moisture right out of your plant and cause your plant to wither away.
There are couple ways to protect your plants from wind, while making sure they stay in hibernation.
Wind protection is only necessary if you live in zones 5 or below and temperatures routinely go below 20°F for more than a week at a time.
Like black bear, you can place your plants in a cave. If you do not have a cave in your backyard, place your plants in an unheated garage, tool shed or cold frame, which is essentially an unheated greenhouse.
Because plants are dormant and has stopped growing for winter, light is not much of an issue. Just make sure soil is always moist. You can maintain its moisture by keeping plant in no more than 1/4-inch of water.
Before placing your plants in your cave, so to speak, follow these important steps: