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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Ok I'll try that today. So peat:sand is not a good idea?
    You can use it..but it isn't needed for this species...some sarrs seem to prefer a peat/sand mix..but S. purpurea seems to do fine in plain peat.
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    Also feeding is not necessary all the insects or feeding does is like giving it fertilizer to other plants. But you know it is sometimes good ti give it a boost every once in awhile but everything else looks like your doing pretty good but remember give it FULL SUN! Very nice S. purpurea.
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    Full sun is correct..but make sure you acclimate it slowly....put it in dappled light for a week before putting it in full sun...although that plant is so dark it looks like it;s been grown in full sun already.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Looks very nice! Congrats!

    I would hold off on the feeding until it gets used to its new growing environment. That's just me though...

    Do you know what kind of conditions this plant came from? Is it dormant? Did it come from a CP grower/collector/vendor or some generic store that wouldn't know how to care for this plant?
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    Whoever it was it looked like they knew what they where doing. I acctualy got a S. purpurea from Lowe's not to long ago that was red it was weird because they ussually don't take care of thier plants but this one they sure did they gave it some sun.

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    gil za,
    My opinion is that your plant certainly appears to be Sarracenia purpurea, most likely Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa.

    The label on your plant's pot, reads: Sarracenia sp., which means an unidentified species of Sarracenia because the "sp." means one unidentified species. If it were written, "spp." then that would imply the author were discussing more than one unidentified species. The label is likely written this way so they can sell several different Sarracenia species and use the same label.
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    I would agree with S. purpurea subsp. venosa. Since it seems to be the most commonly TCd S. purp.

    On a side note, but Joseph I understand the nomenclature adjustments to a degree, but do you absolutely feel the need to go so far with it? It's getting a wee bit over the top in my eyes, as it gets a bit frustrating when someone is always editing every little thing you say or type, we get it, you read thoroughly and are very strict on the appropriate grammatical and taxonomical usage of names, and can obviously edit text to what you see fit. Please, especially if it comes to growlists, consult the member before you edit it, since it may very well me something that is not a commonly known plant, and the user is using the list as a record, but also going so far as to editing a post because someone capitalized the species name, I know not to but big deal, we know what they mean, and it's not like terraforums is a major scientific group who is making a documentary and catalogging plants for reference in a botany book. We are hobbyists, not every single person is paying attention to the caps key, so why basically call them out and make them feel like fools? 90% of the posts in this thread have been edited by you making the thread 90% your posts and not leaving individuals personalities and characteristics.

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    I would have said it is S. purpurea subsp. purpurea for the following reasons:

    1) Smooth, glossy look to the outside surface of the hoods - S. purpurea subsp. venosa hoods tend to be hairy, rough looking on the outside.
    2) Narrow, elongated pitchers with a length at least 3x that of the width of the stoma. The southern S. purpurea tend to have a tubbier look to the pitchers.

    Even though these are last years pitchers you can see some of the characteristics I'm referring to.

    Clockwise from top - S. purpurea subsp. venosa from Rob Sacilotto in VA, garden center S. purpurea subsp. venosa (Booman Florals), S. purpurea subsp. purpurea Bergen Swamp, NY (seed grown).


    Close up of the Bergen Swamp S. purpurea subsp. purpurea



    Close up of the hood of plant from Rob Sacilotto:

    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-20-2011 at 12:37 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment - "ssp." is the abbreviation used for animal names, "subsp." is used for plants
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