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    Is this Sarracenia Purpurea ssp. Purpurea or Purpurea ssp. Venosa or Sarracenia Rosea? Any tips for this species of Sarracenia? Can I use osmocote for it?

    As I am living in a tropical region, is it possible for me to let it undergo dormancy in the fridge?

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    It looks like some kind of Purpura hybrid to me. Fridge dormancys do not work well in my experience. I can't tell you how many vft's I've lost to it. You might want to build a terrarium so that you could control the light cycle and lower the temperature to put it in dormancy. The compressor from a mini fridge might do the trick. I've never done that myself though. You could also get a small refrigerator with a glass door, which would allow the plant to photosynthesize. Which is usually the problem with vft's in a fridge.
    You MIGHT be able to add some osmocote to the pitchers but never the soil. I hope that helps.
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    It's of the purpurea complex, but without flowers it may be hard to make a certain ID. I'd lean toward venosa currently, perhaps even montana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    It looks like some kind of Purpura hybrid to me. Fridge dormancys do not work well in my experience. I can't tell you how many vft's I've lost to it. You might want to build a terrarium so that you could control the light cycle and lower the temperature to put it in dormancy. The compressor from a mini fridge might do the trick. I've never done that myself though. You could also get a small refrigerator with a glass door, which would allow the plant to photosynthesize. Which is usually the problem with vft's in a fridge.
    You MIGHT be able to add some osmocote to the pitchers but never the soil. I hope that helps.
    Iím living in an apartment and the only way I can get 5 hours of sun is by hanging. So I doubt the mini method would work for me :/

    Also, are Sarracenia Purpurea good in catching prey? I put my plant literally on an ant's nest and despite being swarmed, it only caught one or two ants.

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    They're quite capable of catching their own prey, but it's not really needed in most CP's. I wouldn't let it get swarmed with ants, the ants might start eating your plant. As far as I know nepenthes are pretty good at catching ants.

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    Ants tend to go only for plants either producing a lot of nectar, or specific species like S. minor. The purpurea complex is perfectly capable of catching its own food, but other organisms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Ants tend to go only for plants either producing a lot of nectar, or specific species like S. minor. The purpurea complex is perfectly capable of catching its own food, but other organisms.
    That makes sense now! I used to have a Sarracenia Flava and the amount of ants trapped was so much until it almost overflowed.

    I guess I will have to get some live crickets then for my purpurea What is this?
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    My S. purpurea and S. rosea have never caught nearly as many bugs as the upright species. They still grow well though.

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