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    No sarracenia flowers

    What do I have to do to make a pitcher plant flower?My sarrs only made traps.thanks for the
    help.

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    For one, they need to be fully mature to flower.
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    Usually Sarracenia must be over 5 years old to flower. And at that, they would flower only in the spring, although sometimes (depending on the species) can flower later in the year too.

    which species do you have, and how old is it?
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    Two. S.Purpurea ssp.venosa and S.psittacina.The purpurea is probably older then five years,but not so sure
    about the parrot pitcherplant.

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    They also need to be established. Major disturbances like dividing can cancel flowering. If you grow them in a place with no seasons or indoors they will never flower on a regular basis.

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    I put them outdoors every day and try to give a minimum of 8h of sunlight

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    They only flower in spring, after winter dormancy.

    Next spring could be the one!

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    The purp will flower eventually. I've heard that psittacina can be difficult to flower, even when grown in good conditions.

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