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    1st Sarracenia in Washington State!

    So, I wasn't going to post this due to my previous bad luck and I didn't want to jinx myself.

    I bought yet another CP from Lowe's. It looks pretty good and they changed the "Cube" it comes in from the Hard Plastic to more of a softer plastic. There was barely any condensation inside the container because of openings in it, so I took it out and placed it on my Eastern window sill over night. Guess what, I woke up and it looked like Crap! So, I took it outside this morning and placed it into my greenhouse. It now looks like this so I think I will be ok. I leave one side unzipped.





    I hope this one does well. If not, I am done with Lowe's. I hate seeing them in there though lol. It's like an Animal Shelter. You want to help them all, but it is too expensive.

    So, Wish me luck!
    Currently I own Dormant 1 VFT, 1 Dormant Sarracenia & One Purple Pitcher
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    Good Luck it should do good Just at least four hours of direct sunlight should do it. But if you wont that purple color you need at least six or seven hours of direct sunlight a day.

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    That side of my house does pretty good on light. I am hoping it gets all colorful. There are two smaller ones sprouting up as well. Hard to see in the pic, but we shall see
    Currently I own Dormant 1 VFT, 1 Dormant Sarracenia & One Purple Pitcher
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    Good luck! I've had ok luck with Lowe's so far (I only go because it's the only place around that has any CPs and I can't help myself). I have three of their N. Ventricosa that are doing well, and one Sarracenia that is doing well. I think they just limp along for awhile and scare you until they recover. I would definitely say don't ever get a Ping from them though; I've gotten three of them so far and they all die pathetically. Of course that could just be me!

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    Thanks xQuinnx I really hope it does well. These plants intrigue me so much.
    Currently I own Dormant 1 VFT, 1 Dormant Sarracenia & One Purple Pitcher
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    I have had fine experiences with Lowe's plants. I've bought a few plants from there and nothing has died for me. Here's two Sarracenia I got at Lowe's last year and are waking up:

    S. purpurea, obviously springing back from dormancy.


    S. flava (my guess) exploding out of dormancy.


    I think you'll be okay. Washington's a good state for growing carnivores, I think you'll have better luck there. ^.^


    EDIT: (I think those D. adelae in that second shot are descendants of a D. adelae I got from Lowe's as well.)

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    WOW! Those are awesome! I can only hope that mine look that good
    Currently I own Dormant 1 VFT, 1 Dormant Sarracenia & One Purple Pitcher
    I am a Warrior... Soldier at heart, but I love the CP World. Support Leads HOOAH!


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    My purp from lowe's is beginning to look amazing. I got it as a dormant rhizome, I'll post pics tomorrow if you'd like.
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