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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    My S. purpurea and S. rosea have never caught nearly as many bugs as the upright species. They still grow well though.
    Thanks!

    Anyway, so I guess the only way for it to go dormant is in the fridge. Most growers simply snip off every single pitcher to prevent mold but I know that Sarracenia Purpurea's pitchers can last for more than one season. How should I do it?

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    First off, you don't need to buy any insects to feed your plants; even if they catch nothing, they will still grow without any additive nutrients (they just do better with some insects, or a weak fertilizer shot). Secondly, at this point in the year, don't force it into dormancy (unless you're in the southern hemisphere and then you still should have several months), just let it grow. And when it is time for the next dormant period, leave the green growth and just stick it in a bag in the fridge (best to try and ease it into dormancy somehow, either with cooler water added perhaps or other, and some people like to bare-root Sarrs in tropical regions to store them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    First off, you don't need to buy any insects to feed your plants; even if they catch nothing, they will still grow without any additive nutrients (they just do better with some insects, or a weak fertilizer shot). Secondly, at this point in the year, don't force it into dormancy (unless you're in the southern hemisphere and then you still should have several months), just let it grow. And when it is time for the next dormant period, leave the green growth and just stick it in a bag in the fridge (best to try and ease it into dormancy somehow, either with cooler water added perhaps or other, and some people like to bare-root Sarrs in tropical regions to store them).
    I am in the Northern Hemisphere, but I guess that won’t really matter since it is summer all year round. I guess I'll heed your advice for next time! Any idea on how many hours of sun this species need? I do know that it requires lesser amount than the upright species.
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    Mine is pretty happy in full sun, next to my vft's.

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    Sarracenia need a minimum of 6 hours full sun to do really well (or something equivalent), but the more they get the better.
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