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    I've also used superthrive. Mainly i use it to soak bare root plants i get in the mail. I've never lost any that i use it on. But sometimes i would forget to use it and those bare roots also survive. One time i mixed some superthrive up and put it in the pitchers of some of my sarrs. I did notice some extra growth but there are so many other factors that could have caused this. Another time i mixed it with fertilizer and water and poured it on some cantaloupes in my mom's garden. The plants went crazy and doubled their vine size in about a week! And since the suprerthrive bottle says it works best when added to a regular mixture of fertilizer, i can see why it worked so well. Of course mixing it with fertilizer and putting it on cps is impossible because the strong fertilizer would kill them. I say if you want to try superthrive then go right ahead. As long as you mix it according to the label you shouldn't have any problems with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Superthrive is basically growth hormone and VB12, and it doesn't effect visible foliage like many would think, it encourages the plant to build stronger roots, and that is it, this helps your plant deal with stress by giving it a healthy root system to draw upon.
    Really?? I did not know that. I always thought it caused increased foliage growth. So the cantaloupe vines i tried superthrive on must have grow faster because of the fertilizer iit was mixed with. Well i guess if the plant did get a larger, stronger root system that in turn could cause more foliar growth due to the increase in its ability to draw up water, nutrients, etc. Hmmm, maybe i'll try using this stuff more now!


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    There has been evidence to show that vitamin B1 is effective for reducing stress and helping in transplant shock in plants. Superthrive contains B1 so it should prove useful for treatment when transplanting etc or at other times when a plant is stressed. It is not a rooting hormone or fertilizer however.

    Perhaps what people interpret as a boost in growth is related to superthrives ability to help a plant overcome stress and in doing so the plant grows better for a short time. If this is the case then a plant which is growing well in a stress free environment already and has a strong healthy root system will not benefit from periodic applications.

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    I believe the superthrive does help a bit. I'm sure that perfect care of a plant withought ST will give as good results. Sort of like humans who take vitamins and ones that don't but eat healthy food instead.

    Over a year ago I gave my nep a super overdose of ST. Now I'm talking 500% and watered every day for three weeks kind of craziness. Well, it grew oddly with deformed pitchers and leaves. After washing out the pot and resuming regular watering the plant EXPLODED in leaves and stems. The pitchers are still deformed, but that's due to humidity fluctuations.

    I got it from pft as a 'lil 3" high plant, you can see what it looks like a year and a half later. None of my other neps have grown as much as this one. It might be coincidence, it might be genetics. I for one can't help but notice that it's twice the size of my other neps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]All my sarracenia seedlings are being overwintered but have been slowing down during the last few weeks. I dosed them on Sunday but won't see them until Saturday. I should be able to judge if the Superthrive has done anything since I haven't seen them for a while.
    Well they don't seem to have grown any, although that is perhaps because they are not getting enough light to grow much, just enough to overwinter. Maybe they have bigger roots though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    One plant however has gone on a mini growth spurt however - it's growing 4 new pitchers which is is good for a seedling as they only usually grow one at a time.
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    Where does one purchase Superthrive? Does Home Depot sell it?

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    I'm surprized Home Depot carries rooting hormones!

    No no, Superthrive must be obtained through an offical nursury type outlet. such as right here at PFT and charleysgreenhouse.

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    I have used Superthrive for 15 years on CP of all types. All I know is the stress of shock does seem to be considerably lessened by the use of thrive. When potting up, use 5 drops to the gallon and soak the rhizome for 10 or 15 minutes while you prepare the pot. Place the plant in its home and pour the thrive over the rhizome and let it run through the pot. (Use only enough to cover the rhizome, and pour that over the potted up plant.) I have used it on every CP there is with great transplant results. I do only use it in the spring when plants are potted up, divided, etc. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Don't O.D. your plants. Occasional use only.
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