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Thread: Just order some S. leucophylla hybrids

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    An undrained pot should be OK, but... (gets wishy-washy)

    Sarrs appreciate very moist soil, but the possibility of root-rot from excess water remains. It would be best if the flower pot is at least 10 inches deep. This would allow a deep spot for extra water to escape to and give the sarrs plenty of root room.

    How wide of a pot do you plan to use? Wider pots are often deeper pots.

    Also, a few inches below the soil surface, drill several very small holes in the sides for drainage in the event of a heavy rain.

    And plastic would be the best pot material to use.

    In winter, you may keep the pot in a cool spot that also gets a little indirect light from a nearby window. If your garage gets below, say, the mid forties F in winter, the plant shouldn't need any light at all as it is a deeper 'sleep'.

    And if you have a refrigerator with a huge amount of extra space, you could even put it in there.

    Before placing your plant in any sort of dormany, thoroughly spray the plant surface, soil surface, and pot with a fungicide.

    If you're getting your plants soon however, you don't even have to think about dormancy for another 7+ months! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    Chris

    (Edited by Dionaea Enthusiast at 8[img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]2 pm on Mar. 13, 2002)


    (Edited by Dionaea Enthusiast at 8[img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]3 pm on Mar. 13, 2002)

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    Thanks Chris. I appreiciate all the help. I guess now all have ot do is wait for my sarrs to get here. I try to get to Lowes this weekend or next week, seeing how it's spring break and I have to stay in this god-forsaken town and work instead of going to Cancun or some other tropical location. Sorry, just had to vent a little. Anyway, I appreciate all the help. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
    Thanks,
    Buckmaster

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    Buckmaster,

    Chris covered pretty much everything but I just wanted to add a little.

    About the undrained pot/minibog idea, my fiance's brother set up a minibog in a 16 gallon tub and it is working well. It is deep enough that it being undrained isn't a problem and still light (I use the term relativly) enough to move into the storage shed when it gets really cold out.

    Just some food for thought

    Pyro

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    What hybrids did you buy Buckmaster? I just ordered my first pitcher plants - a leucophylla, S. x farnhamii (l x r) and an unknown hybrid of leucophylla x moorei, possibly an 'Evendine'.

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    I ordered S. flava x S. leucophylla and S. alta x S. leucophylla. Since I'm new to the whole pitcher plant thing, I have no idea what to expect. I was hoping they would get here this week, seeing as I'm on spring break and would would have plenty of time to pot them. If they don't I guess I'll have to miss a few classes next week.

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    Just adding my &#360.02 worth. I live in Iowa and have similar summers. July and August in the 90s and 100s. Last year I had my Sarracenia on the West side of my house so they got all the hot afternoon sun and they seemed to love it. Non of them burned at all. This year I'm setting up an in-ground mini bog and will have them in full sun all day.

    D. Buck.

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    Hey DarthBuck,

    How humid is it where you live? If they were kept in full sun in less humid conditions, there would probably be nectar burn around the pitcher rims. I hope the inground bog comes along nicely. Thanks.
    Chris

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