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Thread: Anyone used fertilisers on Sarracenia?

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    If you do, what do you use? Is orchid fertilisers safe? Or is liquid seaweed better?
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    I just visited Meadowview and Phil said they use ozmocote (sp?) pellets on thiers. 15-0-15 he thinks. They did a study on this but I am not sure if it is published. You might try thier website or try Google.

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    Yes, I bought a S. purpurea from someone who uses osmocote. I heard that the flower petals fall off quicker as a result, but otherwise it grows just fine. I have not tried it for any of my other sarracenia plants.

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    i use Miracid on seedlings, with excellent results. i don't use it on adult plants, 'cause they catch plenty of bugs on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sarracenia @ June 07 2006,11:50)]i use Miracid on seedlings, with excellent results. i don't use it on adult plants, 'cause they catch plenty of bugs on their own.
    Do you apply the Miracid foliarly, as the Savage Garden recomends, or do you soak the soil with it, like the package says?
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    i spray with a light fertilizer every now and then. when i spray i spray heavily and i only do it when i know it won't rain for a few days. no problems.

    i use orchid fertilizer.

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    I was wondering the same question. I wanted to do some experimenting with Fertilzers since My CP's are in a Greenhouse now.
    Pitcher's only for me Please.

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    I too have used fertilizers on Sarracenia seedlings but have had no need, whatsoever, to give it to the adults. When I walked out to the garden an hour ago, I could hear the pleasing hum of trapped insects everywhere -- and they're free . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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