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    Looking great Vic, those crosses sound fantastic! Which concentration Osmocote pellets did you go with?

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    Thanks Yann, I'm using Osmocote Smart-Release Plant Food (Outdoor/Indoor) 19-6-12. I'm experimenting with different numbers of pellets but would stick to what is recommeded in Brittnacher (2009). See ICPS Carnivorous Plant Newsletter volume 38 #2. I'm having good results so far with that. If you can't find it pm me your email address.
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    Looking great Vic, those crosses sound fantastic! Which concentration Osmocote pellets did you go with?
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    Hello, Any reason why 13-4-5 wouldn't work? Slightly lower levels of each.

    ---------- Post added at 06:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:09 PM ----------

    I have some of the Jobe's Fertilizer Spikes 13-4-5
    Currently I own Dormant 1 VFT, 1 Dormant Sarracenia & One Purple Pitcher
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    Experiment how you wish. I've grown from seed for years now without fertilizer using the methods started by scientists at Meadowview Biological Research Staion http://www.pitcherplant.org/Five-Ste...opagation.html. Currently, I'm trying a method recommended by a publication mentioned earlier in this thread. However, I'm sure several methods and different types of fertilizers can be used. Determination of how successful (or not) other fertilizers or methods are is up to what works for you. If you have never grown Sarracenia from seed I would start without fertilizer and if you want to get "risky" later give it a go. If you already grow from seed experiment how you wish but keep in mind where and how these plants grow naturally and respect it.

    North American Pitcher Plants are are the ultra marathoners of the plant world-they go as far as they can with as little sustanance as possible, but on occasion need nutrition or they will go no further and ultimately not reproduce. Adapted to a nutrient limited environment, their modified leaves allow animal capture for necessity. So in theory fertilizer is not needed when grown outside because the fertilize themselves, however if your interested in getting them to a flowering age as quick as possible indoors in the winter where there are less bugs limited fertilizer could help. When experimenting, too little is better than too much. Sorry for the long answer. Short version:
    I don't know. Give it a try on a few plants and see.

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    Hello, Any reason why 13-4-5 wouldn't work? Slightly lower levels of each.

    ---------- Post added at 06:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:09 PM ----------

    I have some of the Jobe's Fertilizer Spikes 13-4-5
    "And this is what happened, and this is why the caribou and the wolf are one; for the caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf that keeps the caribou strong."
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    Thank you very much for the reply. I did go ahead and pick up a 3 lb container of the Osmocote 19-6-12 at walmart on clearance for $3 Seems like a good deal. Can use it on other non CP plants as well. I plan to drop maybe 3 pellets in each of my styrofoam cups. Sound about right?

    Currently I own Dormant 1 VFT, 1 Dormant Sarracenia & One Purple Pitcher
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