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    Any Suggestions

    I got a sarracenia at a local shop last weekend, and i am wondering what the best growing conditions will be for a first time grower with a limited budget. I live in a studio apartment in Denver Co, with 2 east or possibly North East facing windows that get about 4 hours of direst sun in the morning. i also have a desk lamp with a CFL in it that is 23 watts. I suppose i could use it for some extra light, until i can afford a better light. But i wanted to know what everyone suggests. i wanna do well with this.

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    theres no way to put it outside?

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    Sarracenias, like VFT's, are outdoor or greenhouse type plants. Indoor artificial lighting isn't enough.

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    VFT and Sarracenia are outdoor plants not indoor grow them and give them conditions like in the wild you could grow in a greenhouse but if you don't have one then you have to go get one and that costs dough so outdoor is always better.
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    Eou, you wouldn't be growing the plants in the wild for one, and for two sarracenia grow amazingly well as greenhouse plants in many places, so get your stuff right before you give out info, I'm tired of seeing you giving incorrect information to new growers.


    Back on topic,
    What kind of sarracenia is it? You really should try and grow it outside regardless but some sarracenia like psittacina and purpurea can take somewhat lower light levels... You would need really strong light to grow them indoors, and a way to have the plants be able to enter their natural winter dormancy period....

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    You can grow them in a greenhouse but the number one best thing is to grow them outside.

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    I don't have a balcony, but i think next month when i get some cash i will try to set up some kind of grow room. I hope that it will make it till then with living in my window/some artificial light. I have no idea what type it is. the place i picked it up at just said it was a sarracenia. when i get some time i will post pics

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    I agree with Sir Kristoff... I managed to grow Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa under grow lights and it thrived and colored u beautifully... but you still have to account for a dormancy period.

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