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    Quote Originally Posted by obregon562 View Post
    Have you protected any of them? some straw or even a blanket on top of them coul;d help them survive much more comfortably.
    See, that's my worry, just throwing a blanket on top of them -- wouldn't that block the light and, you know, kill them? And would that really keep them that much warmer? I could get one of those styrofoam coolers (or even a real, plastic one), and put them inside (surrounded by straw and/or dried LFS) if that would supposedly keep them safe. Hate to do it -- using "unnatural" stuff like that feels like cheating -- but keeping my plants alive is honestly more important to me...

    Does dry LFS make a good mulch?

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    I got mine from Brooks Garcia by way of eBay.

    In answer to your question regarding blanketting your sarracenia: Not only does mulch prevent the outside air from freeze-drying your sarracenia, but as it decomposes it generates some amount of heat. I would imagine that dried sphagnum could be used as mulch, but it would be a waste of perfectly good sphagnum.
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    they barely photosynthesise when dormant. In winter, they are focused on surviving, not eating (via photosynthesis). Im sure any help they get is appriciated.

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    i know someone who has one pm me and i'll tell ya LOL

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    So is this plant just a natural hybrid in his backyard or is it out there just hard to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurphy97 View Post
    So is this plant just a natural hybrid in his backyard or is it out there just hard to get?
    It's a cultivar, it's a hybird that grew up with very specific features that they named after Mr. Slack. As a cultivar it has to be cloned, not grown from seed, and it's new enough and they're slow growing enough that not many people have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurphy97 View Post
    So is this plant just a natural hybrid in his backyard...?
    Well, I don't know if it was just naturally made by his other Sarracenias without him crossing it, but it does exist in his backyard. I guess he just uproots divisions when there are.
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    its a fantastic natural hybrid (i believe) that has a flava pitcher body, and leucophylla color. Beautiful.
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