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    I was wondering if my S. purpurea ssp. purpurea looks like it might need some more light. It does have lots of veination, but isn't plump like ones that I've seen in the wild. Could it just be its genetics, because that would explain why its previous pitchers looked like mine. Here's what it looked like when I got it in late April:



    And this is it now:







    Only now is it really growing good.

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    you can give it more light. that would make it more compact. but you dont need to. it looks healthy anyway.
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    i grow mine crispy.

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    WHOA! Thats CRAZY! That little sundew grew into a cactus!

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    More light would also help redden it up a bit. But like Alex said, it looks health where it's at.
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    Sure is looking better now! One thing to keep in mind is that there basically 2 forms of S. purpurea - ssp. purpurea & venosa. The venosa is a shorter, more squat looking plant, relative to the purpurea. I think you have ssp. purpurea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes_freak @ Aug. 13 2006,6:35)]WHOA! Thats CRAZY! That little sundew grew into a cactus!
    Yeah, that happens

    Jim, my plant is S. purpurea ssp. purpurea.

    Now that I know it's healthy enough to grow, is it healthy enough to flower this spring? And since I live in Rochester, and this plant is native to here, could I just leave it outside as it is during winter in 0 degrees temps?

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    If kept outside, I would mulch it heavily. Contact WildBill for the details. Otherwise, you can do like I did this winter - tote it to the attic and place at a window sill. It was cold, but not frigid and it woke up when the photperiod increased enough.

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