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Thread: Something seems wrong with my Sarracenia, please help!

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    Oh no, I never use miracle grow with any of my carnivorous plants. In addition, I think you're right. The water tray hasn't had nearly enough water in a while, so I will just step up on that. I was just worried it was a fungus infection or something like that. Thank you so much!

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    Sarracenia make poor indoor plants. Can you not get it outside in the open air?

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    It looks like it is adjusting to lower humidity, and, depending on where you live, it should be grown outside. In addition, it looks like it is suffering from low light.

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    The problem I often have is I live in Kansas, and the weather can often be unpredictable, and the heat can go above 100 degrees F one day, and below 70 the next. I tried to keep it indoors to prevent it from going into shock or anything of the like. I suppose my efforts were in vain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocarinaTimeld View Post
    The problem I often have is I live in Kansas, and the weather can often be unpredictable, and the heat can go above 100 degrees F one day, and below 70 the next. I tried to keep it indoors to prevent it from going into shock or anything of the like. I suppose my efforts were in vain?
    Probably. As Whim stated earlier, beyond seedlings, Sarrs aren't great indoor candidates. Not saying it can't be done, but if yours is having trouble, it's obviously not in the right conditions. If you want to keep it indoors, I suggest looking at some Terrarium setups. The problem with that is that you're usually limited by headspace.

    If nothing else, just put them outside and keep a close close eye on the weather. If it looks like there's anything funky coming up (a freak cold-front or tornado, for example) bring them in for the night. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocarinaTimeld View Post
    The problem I often have is I live in Kansas, and the weather can often be unpredictable, and the heat can go above 100 degrees F one day, and below 70 the next. I tried to keep it indoors to prevent it from going into shock or anything of the like. I suppose my efforts were in vain?
    keeping it indoors is MUCH worse than keeping it outdoors..even with your stated temp ranges.
    put it in a tray of water, outside, in full sun..dont worry about the temp, as long as there is water in the tray.

    It probably wont do too much this year..but thats ok.
    it should put out a few better pitchers though.
    plants can take many months to adapt to new conditions, even *better* conditions, and the growing season is nearly half over for this year..
    assuming you can give it a proper winter dormancy, it should do much better next year..

    it needs to be outside..that's the best thing you can do for it.

    Scot

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    Just an anecdote, related to what scotty said:

    I bought an S. Minor this spring, and after almost 3 months of it being in my care, is only now putting up a 2" undeveloped pitcher. I'm not hoping for any more than 2 pitchers out of it this year, as it seems to be an extremely slow grower.

    Don't give up on it...but I would definitely put it outside in full sun, as suggested.

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