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    Ok, my VFTs came in the mail today, from ***************.com, and they included a free Pitcher plant seedling. That is well and good, but the darn thing is TINY! They came wrapped in a wet cotton ball, and put into a ziplock bag.

    The question is ... WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

    I will try to get pics up tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your help.
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    I treat mine the same as the VFT. Plant it in peat/sand or peat/perlite and put it in a tray of water. Full sun is best!

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    Here's a pic of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ July 28 2006,12:05)]I treat mine the same as the VFT. Plant it in peat/sand or peat/perlite and put it in a tray of water. Full sun is best!

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    Thanks Capslock. I'll move it to a pot this weekend.
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    Patience is what you need. It will take about a year to become twice as big and three, four or five years until you have a mature plant. Best thing is to put it with your others and forget about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ July 28 2006,8:38)]Patience is what you need. It will take about a year to become twice as big and three, four or five years until you have a mature plant. Best thing is to put it with your others and forget about it!
    Thanks, is there a danger of drying out? I know seedlings are vulnerable to such things.
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    It wouldn't hurt to have a deep pot that will hold moisture. I just make sure the pot sits in a container of water that doesn't go bone dry for too long. a little drying out is beneficial in that it encourages root development.

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    Might want to consider using 100% LFS. Pete/perlite mixes dry out faster and Sarrs love to be flooded so no worries there.
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