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    I only grow them 2 years this way. Anything else may kill them, and I am not willing to take the risk.
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    Hey Bug, I let all my Sarrs flower. How do I know when to crop the seeds? I thought they where ready but when I opened the seeds where green.
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    Slightly off topic but Sarracenia seeds fully ripen in the fall - mid-September or so.

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    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=93602
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/see...Sarracenia.htm
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    Hi Bugweed and everyone else,

    I hope it is OK to post a reply to a thread that has not been active recently.

    This is a very interesting subject and I have some questions for you guys:

    1. After the plants have been growing for 2 years nonstop, they need a dormancy, right? What I want to know is whether they could keep growing non-stop for another 2 years after the first dormancy? Or won't this be practical with the size the plants will attain and the restraints on the lighting etc.?

    2. More importantly, could this technique be applied to small plants of tissue culture origin?

    3. Do the seedlings receive any natural light or are they entirely dependant on the artificial light? Or doesn't it matter?

    I look forward to your insights!

    Cheers,

    Pieter

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    It's possible you could squeeze another missed dormancy out of them, but they'd decline at some point down the line. The advantage of the first dormancy is also that they increase significantly in size the year after.

    In theory, it could also apply to tissue cultured plants.

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    When the seed pod turns brown and cracks open a bit, then you can usually get the seeds out.
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    i know this is an old thread but could it work on tropical pitchers.
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    Sarracenia seed

    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!
    I stratified some fresh seed from this year as well as a seed pod I had saved from 2007. I planted them on peat in a system from Gardener's Supply that has a a bunch of small reservoirs for the peat with holes in the bottom that sits on a water reservoir covered with a wicking cloth. I put this whole thing on a heating mat in a small terrarium with 24/7 light. Germination has been much, much better than in the past, the seedlings are growing much, much, much (much?) faster than previous years. Even the older seed (which normally I have very poor germination rates with ) is giving me ~20-25% germination. I highly recommend this method!!!

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