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    I've had these babies since february or something ( a friend gave them to me) and they're still as small as ever! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] They haven't grown one bit! What is wrong with them? I know that shock might take time but PLEASE!!!!! Does it takes 6 months?!?! lol I'll provy with pics tomarow.
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    Cool

    Here they are:
    Before:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/lerduon/images/baby%20sarracenias.jpg[/img]
    After:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/lerduon/images/DCP_1329.jpg[/img]
    As you can see they have grown a little bit but nothing on height. What's wrong? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Look great to me, next growing season they will grow in height. I noticed they are rosetted, well a few at leat. This may be a baby purpurea? Just wait and nature will take its course, of course...lol...
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    They are planted in peat, repot them in pure sphagnum moss and they'll grow much faster.
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    they will take about 5 years to reach full height!
    Sarracenia arent like other plants..with some plants, you can plant a seed and in 4 months have a plant that is 6 feet high!
    with Sarrs the entire first year (after sprouting from seed) each pitcher will be less than one inch..
    the whole second year they might be 1.5 - 2 inches..
    the third year you might reach 3 or 4 inches.
    by the 4th and 5th years they should get larger, maybe up to 6 inches..
    by 5 or 6 years they should be "mature" and give full-size pitchers.
    (they need a dormancy each winter too..)

    VFTs grow the same way..VERY tiny plants the first 2-4 years..
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    Quote (Alvin Meister @ July 06 2003,2[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]1)
    They are planted in peat, repot them in pure sphagnum moss and they'll grow much faster.[/QUOTE]
    Is that right? I've never heard that before. If it's true then it's a great bit of advice! Has anyone else observed this?
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    Hi Andenes -

    I have also noticed that they grow much faster in pure long fiber sphagnum. I had some baby pitchers that seemed to stay that same small size like yours for a long time ( 7 + months). Then one day, something in them kicked on and they all started to grow 3 to 4 inch pitchers.

    I use a very very dilute fertilizer, Walmart brand "acidifier plant food" 30-10-10 for azalea, rhododendron, etc. I mix it in a 1/2 gallon container and then pour it into a small spritzer and mist the pitchers with it every other week or so. If you do this, don't get it on any other CP's (especially sundews).

    Also I kept my baby pitcher indoors under lights for their first winter.

    Hope this helps.

    WildBill

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    Hi Andenes,

    My baby sarrs are just like yours. Slow growing and very small.
    Their about 7-9 months young and have wondered myself, "When will they start to really GROW?"

    I guess we both need to learn patiences with these babies. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Hang in there! Before you and I know it, 5 years will come and go...like a flytrap closing. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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