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    Does anyone use rockwool cubes? We have a hydroponics store in East Lansing. I can get there by the handicapper bus system. Will check to see if they have a coarser grade of perlite than found in Meijers, Horrocks, etc.

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    eh, no one really uses sponge rock. The standard issue perlite you have will work fine.

    I think some people have experimented with growing nepenthes in rockwool, and judging by the fact that no one I know uses it for any type of cp, I'd say its probably got some significant drawback, like quick breakdown or its expensive
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    Bareroot starts should not be that difficult. Sarracenia should have no problems adjusting. Even with some root damage they should come back in a month or two. Growth patterns vary from species/hybrids. What Sarracenia were they? Are you sure they are dead?

    Either the place you have gotten the CPs is selling unhealthy plants or you're making some error in cultivation.

    Some one may spot an error if you review how you prepare your potting mixes, how you prepare and handle the potting of the plants, watering and type of water you use etc. Also describe how the plants were shipped, packed and the condition they were in when you received them.
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    Or did they come dormant and appeared dead?

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    They were offsets of larger plants I believe. Just had one "leaf" that wasn't really a pitcher.

    I am going to try again, this time in June instead of August. I wonder if it was just too late in the season for them to get a good start.

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    If you got them in August the sarrs may have been starting to enter dormancy when you got them.

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    I've ordered nice sized potted plants -- tissue culture -- from wellspring at ebay.com. I'm going to purchase a few from her this week. They should be here by July 1 if her shipping is as speedy as normal.

    She has mostly cultivars but I can get the one native to Michigan too.

    Am going to start with just a few as I rebuild my collection. Don't want to run out of room too soon.

    Am figuring out what to use for a mini "bog" that could remain outside this summer and individual plants be refrigerated this winter. We are growing zone 5 and had several below zero days this past winter (once it decided to get cold).

    Will have to go get some supplies this week.

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