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    will sarracenia purpurea do good in the peat moss walmart or homedepot sell, mix with perlite.

    also do i got to fill the pitchers up with water? what kind and how much?

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    Yep, will do fine in those mixes. Fill the pitchers up about halfway with CP water.

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    what is CP water? distilled

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    ding ding ding, you win!

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    yes, you fill it up with cp water, other known as, rain or distiled or ro

    it dosnt matter, but the brand of peat moss and perlite i use is Schultz candian sphagnum peat moss, and perlite

    they are a cool brand and im having alot of success with that peat moss, i like the brand alot, and for lfs and orchid bark i use better gro

    wal mart has the schultz stuff

    not sure about home depot

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    ok how can pitcher plants digest food with just water in there. i thought they make the own liquid of acids and enyzmes.

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    Those are only the Trumpet variety's of Sarracenia. The only one that utilizes water and it's own enzymes (that are produced when water is present) is S.Purpurea.

    (Edited by nepenthes gracilis at 2:23 pm on May 19, 2002)

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    so basically sarracenia purpurea will turn water into enzyme bath then.

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    Yep.

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