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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    If you want to get sarracenia with big pitchers and betiful colors, all you do is this: for one month, put it in a terrarium with dull lighting. The next month take it out! thats it!
    In addition to all the other obvious common sense that is floating around this thread, if you did do this, you may miss one of the better/more attractive growing cycles of your Sarracenia.

    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    altough i havent tried this, it happen with my judith hindle which i kept inside for a year by mistake, iw ouldnt reccomend it, but now its taking off!
    I'm confused. How have you not tried this, but also done it with your S. 'Judith Hindle'? And, riddle me this: how do you keep a plant inside, by mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    Just remember, if you want ones better after seeing it, put it in for 2 months. But be sure the lightings good enough to keep it barely alive.
    This is exactly the kind of misinformation that we try to avoid here. I hope no "new to the hobby" people come strolling through with their brand new plant and try this since it's completely ridiculous and not based on anything resembling reality.

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    xvart,
    Be nice to him.
    Remember he is an expert on Neps, and must also be with Sarr's.


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    I've always wondered how you get those lanky, crispy, brown pitchers with the maroon blotches. Thanks for the tip! If I had only know to give it enough light to barely survive, and then stick it in full sun... wow. Thanks for the secret knowledge.


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    Well, when i grew it in full sun, it didnt get this color. But now it did, and i accidentally left it in terarium year round because while i was moving other sarrs out, i didnt see the judith hindle, somehow, and it was actually pitchering, so i left it in a year more to see what happened

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    I have actually had the opposite experience with seedling sarrs. They grew very slowly outdoors, but then in a terrarium with all mirrors on the sides and good light/80% humidity, they would shoot off. That is until they started to get burnt too close to the lights at about 7'' tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_muscipula View Post
    This works for cephalotus pitchers I guess when you grow the plant in stronger light like full sun the pitchers are full of purple/red hues but are smaller and compact. I heard grow it in like 50% shade so the pitchers are larger and then acclimate it to full sun to bring out the color. If you do it too fast you might burn the plant.
    It is very true about Cephalotus. That 50% shade really does produce larger leaves but you would not be mistreating the plant by any stretch. In its natural environment, it is just as likely to be shaded by tall grasses as being exposed to direct sun, and there you would find the largest plants. I grow a number of them near a South-facing window (in the US) and the bright indirect light is perfectly suited to them. Late in Summer and Fall, when the sun is lower and more direct, they end up getting their brighter color . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by santanoni View Post
    I have actually had the opposite experience with seedling sarrs. They grew very slowly outdoors, but then in a terrarium with all mirrors on the sides and good light/80% humidity, they would shoot off. That is until they started to get burnt too close to the lights at about 7'' tall.
    The seedlings may benefit more from the higher humidity levels, but I'm not positive about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    Well, when i grew it in full sun, it didnt get this color. But now it did, and i accidentally left it in terarium year round because while i was moving other sarrs out, i didnt see the judith hindle, somehow, and it was actually pitchering, so i left it in a year more to see what happened
    It's called leafburn and I imagine it's not pleasant for the plant. It's like when you get a sunburn. While it is true that the health of your plant will increase once it's moved to proper conditions you should always acclimate them.
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