User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 9 to 14 of 14

Thread: Would it be a good idea to order a bare-root Sarracenia at this time of year?

  1. #9
    Agent of Chaos Wolfn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,407
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, I could spend a little extra for a potted Sarracenia. But if everyone is saying they are okay to ship bareroot, I guess I'll save some money that way
    "I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one."

    Wolfn's Growlist

  2. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga
    Posts
    342
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah go for it. unless it dries for some reason (like it was shipped badly) it'll be fine. Worst case is a little settle in time but it'll be ok in the end.
    Updated Growlist!

  3. #11
    sea bear returns! theyellowdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Gibsonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm considering buying some small 2-3 year old seedling Sarrs. Will these be fine shipped bareroot as well, or should I spend the extra cash and have them shipped potted?
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  4. #12
    BigBella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF, CA
    Posts
    2,972
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You are generally better off receiving the Sarracenia bare-rooted and providing your own media -- at least in my opinion. The plants, especially if they already have pitchers and/or flower stalks, are far safer to ship without a sodden mass of compost at one end. It is also far cheaper in terms of postage.

    Should the plants be just awakening from dormancy, you could go either way. Sarracenia are especially tough; and I spent an evening a few weeks back dividing plants by casually snapping the rhizomes as though they were carrots -- that simply.

    They are all growing wildly now . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

  5. #13
    sea bear returns! theyellowdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Gibsonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the info, Dave... nice picture too.
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  6. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Mile High City
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have bought plants both potted and bare root, and now prefer bare root, as the plants are cheaper, shipping is cheaper, and I can immediately repot into a known soil. I'm sure most nurserys use great soil, but I want to know how long it's been in there, how big the roots are, and get a look at the roots.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Bare root...
    By glider14 in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-02-2005, 06:32 PM
  2. Bare root potting
    By scupbucket in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-10-2005, 03:23 AM
  3. Bare root sarrs
    By WayCool in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-04-2003, 07:22 PM
  4. Bare root?
    By Brails in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-01-2002, 09:08 AM
  5. what does bare root or bulbs mean?
    By venus fly trapper in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-14-2002, 09:55 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •