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    sarracenia germination

    seed has been stratifying in my fridge for almost 4 week now, in 3 days it'll be 4 week.
    i'd like to ask for some help trying to germinate my first sarracenia and cobra lily.
    i got 3 specie as a gift from my friend. its a purpurea, leucophylla,and darlingtonia.
    purpurea will have to wait 2 more week...
    i read in that thread that you can keep the light on 24/7... i was wondering if i can keep it on 24/7 for darlingtonia too.
    and can they grow on rehydrated dried nz sphagnum moss?
    any tip?
    my lighting is 23 watts CF bulb 1600 lumen,

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    potting it tomorrow , any help?

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    Can't help you with your lighting question, though I can't see why they wouldn't be fine under the lights 24/7, nor on the NZ sphagnum question. I can tell you that those seeds sprouted fine for me on a 1:1 Peat: perlite mix.
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    i'm not using peat&perlite tho, i dont have perlite. and personally, i think that rehydrated dried sphagnum looks better, but that's just me tho...... but in that thread it says that drosera will die if light's on 24/7 so dont try it. so i can only confirm that the 24/7 lighting work on sarracenia, i dont know about darlingtonia

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    I never had any seeds under lights, 24/7. Specifically, I just have them room temp, by a window sill, in saturated media. They sprout.

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    LFS is perfect for Sarracenia and Darlingtonia. The only thing better would be live Sphagnum moss. An airy mix of 1/2 LFS 1/2 Perlite is often recommended for Darlingtonia.

    It is not known how Darlingtonia will grow under 24/7 lighting. Try at your own risk and let us know the results. See this thread

    You're probably going to need at least 3 times as much light as you have now.

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    3x as much? its equal to 100 watts so i need about 300 watts equivalent?
    this is the highest i saw. the CF lighting.
    i mean, i'm just putting it in little pots, until they grow big enough to touch the top of my mini greenhouse. of course i could just expose it to full sunlight, which i get for like 6 hour. i'll probably try to germinate it and then move it outside. also, fyi, my capensis and adelae are doing very good under the lighting, i'll move them to partial shade outside once the temperature gets warm enough.

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    LFS is perfect for Sarracenia and Darlingtonia. The only thing better would be live Sphagnum moss
    Long fibre sphagnum is just dead sphagnum that will soon sprout new live growth.

    They are one and the same thing aren't they?

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