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    S. purpurea from Lowes, subsp. ID?

    Today I went to Lowes to get some Neem since there was a small mite problem. I passed by the CP Death Cube rack, and I saw this huge S. purpurea with two pitchers, and just had to buy it.
    Well, It doesn't look really bad coming from Lowes, probably a new shipment. I was wondering if it is a subsp. purpurea or subsp. venosa? It looks like subsp. purpurea because it has no hairs on the outer lid, but I'm not convinced, I need help from the experts!Thank you!

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    Nice pickup! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled next time I go to Lowes. Purpurea is on my short list because I can grow them outside all year here in MI. You gonna repot him?

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    Grow that out. O.o;
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyedPiper View Post
    You gonna repot him?
    Is the pot too small? I'll try to find a bigger pot then! Sarracenia purpurea can grow in pure sphagnum, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limeslide View Post
    Is the pot too small? I'll try to find a bigger pot then! Sarracenia purpurea can grow in pure sphagnum, right?
    I think the pot size is OK, I just question what growing medium Lowes has their CP's in . According to Savage Garden LF sphagnum is great, or a combo of perlite, peat, LF and a little sand.

    Maybe you should get him under some direct sun in a distilled water tray and see how it plays out first... I'm sure they've been top watering with tap water .

    ---------- Post added at 12:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:54 AM ----------

    Looks like you got to him before they did too much damage though .

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    It is in full sun in a tray of water with all my other CPs that I grow in Trays. XD
    I'll try to get a new pot later on.

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    It looks in desperate need of light!

    Should be in a position to ID in a few weeks.

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    Aww he's so sad being all green! I remember when I got mine from lowes he was totally green

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