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    Hilla!!, i can buy some sarracenias, but i hate plants sleep, i mean so scared they are dead!!!, but i tink i need live w that feeling, but all sarracenias need sleep in winter?, how much longer?, can i have them in mi terrarium?, thanks for the help, have patience remember im beggining again [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

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    In winter, Sarracenia need cool conditions, with temperatures close to freezing. This "cooling off" dormancy period extends from Dec. to Feb., and is important to give the plant a rest. During this time, most Sarracenia will produce "Winter Leaves", called Phyllodia. These are flat, blade-like leaves without the carnivorous pitcher shape, allowing photosynthesis, so the plant can store up energy in its rhizome in the ground. In spring, a mature plant will burst fourth with flowers and a fresh crop of pitchers.

    Sarrs need a dormancy, otherwise they will eventually grow themselves to death. Short daylight hours in combination with less water will keep the plant dormant. Terrarium growers must also give their Sarrs a rest period. Feel free to PM us with any other culture questions.

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    You could always wait two months, buy and then come back to us about dormancy in the fall.



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    OK, thanks for the information, ok i will buy a purpurea and a farmahani?, (dont remember the name), be sure in fall i will come for help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] thanks.

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