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    Well here's the thing, I have all my Sarracenia in dormancy under lights untill spring. Well this same thing happened last year during late February, my plants started flowering, last year I had around 14 before I moved them into the greenhouse, this year I have 1 so far but others are showing signs of blooming, so far my S. alata "Covington, LA" is blooming should I cut the flower or let it stay, alst year I let them stay and there weren't nearly as many pitchers as I would have wanted but once I got humidity up they pitchered nciely
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    As any Sarracenia grower would know with dormancy, flowering has no negative effect on the plants health. So leaving it on or off is the growers descision. The fact that if I am reading correctly, you let the flowers stay and the plants pitchered worse, would probably be caused by less than optimal growing conditions, not due to the fact that the plant bloomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]in dormancy under lights
    What kind of temperature/light period are they experiencing? If your alata is flowering now, it seems like they are too warm or too light.
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    they're under some light flourescents, i only water them twice a week because I want to keep them on the dry side for dormancy.
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    Why are you using fluorescent tubes? They don't need them. Mine are outside with freezing temperature and short photoperiod. They will start growing again with spring arrival...

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    Are the plants dormant? Or are you treating them like they are dormant but they are growing? If you have a growing plant, and give it less light, and less water.. You just have an unhappy plant. Not a dormant plant.
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    they are definatly dormant, most of them are not even growing a little
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    Keeping sarras under lights while they are dormant is just going to confuse the plants. they go dormant because the temperatures drop and so does the photoperiod. If you keep them under lights they don't know where they are at, because they still have long days and heat. It's a bit late this year to change things, the growing season is almost upon us, but I would ditch the lights next year, use them for plants that don't need a dormancy.

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