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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    I know several people that grow Sarrecenia purpurea under lights. They do it by varying the photoperiod seasonal and growing them in unheated rooms.

    Here is some of Ivan Snyder's plants, all grown under lights. He's been growing S. purpurea under lights for years.

    http://www.forbesconrad.com/gallerie...51-750x414.jpg

    The problem with growing other species of Sarracenia is that they can grow 3-4 feet tall. Light energy is subject to the inverse square law - so the amount of energy is divided by the square of the distance 1/r. So if the amount of light at six inches from the source is sufficient at 12 inches it would be 1/4 the amount. At 36 inches it would be 1/36th the amount ( 1/(6r) ) where r = six inches. What about sunlight you ask? In the case of sunlight r=~94.5 million miles - the difference of 36 inches is infinitesimal.

    Now provided you could supply enough light and environmental cues (change in photoperiod and temperature drops) it would be possible to grow Sarracenia indoors. The energy costs would be enormous for powering the lights and providing cooling for the lights alone.


    Ok thank you , that explains it to me, i get it now, thanks

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    Sarrecenia purpurea can be grown without any doubt indoor too. As the requirements are going to be the perfect temperature and the perfect position.
    grow tent and be healthy

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    Brandylorton: You might want to take note of the last post of the threads you are posting in... this one is over 2 years old.

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