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Thread: Is it too late to repot my pitchers?

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    OK Bugweed. I will heed your advice. One more thing then, do you think a low flow with a hose for 5-10min would be OK?

    I'm going to have to check out BACPS. I understand that they usually meet in Berkeley, and as my in-laws are in Alameda, I'm often up that way on weekends. Can you tell me where/when the next meeting is?

    thanks,
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    Hi Warren, welcome to the forums!

    The best way to rinse soil is with clean water i.e. distilled, rainwater. This way you avoid putting in more minerals right away. I suppose you could slowly pour a lot of water in the top, or fill a deep container with clean water and lower the pot in until it is waterlogged, then take it out and let it drain.

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    Warren, Go to Google, type in BACPS, and start reading. I don't go to the meetings anymore as I have other things requiring my attention. Use your computer to get the information. And rubrarubra is right, run only distilled water through your pots, and to water with. Tap water just may kill your babies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]hmmmm. I'm getting an error that I have an invalid image extension. You are allowed to post .jpgs, no? Does it have to be a gif?
    A jpg extension should work just fine. You do need to have a valid web site where your photo is located. If you don't have a site, try
    http://www.cpforums.org/gallery/

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    Bugweed, I guess either I've been very lucky I havn't killed my plant or it's very hardy. I used to have it sitting on my patio (not full sun) because I was afraid of burning it in full sun. Some time ago, I put it in my pond. The water there must be full of nutrients. SJ water is pretty hard too I think...

    Bob,
    Thanks for the tip. I guess Yahoo photos don't work here. I started an album at the forum gallery. Although I'm a little embarrassed to put them there when I see everyone's stunning photos. Hopefully, I'll have some of my own in years to come.

    Warren

    p.s. if anyone can help me identify what exactly this plant is, I'd appreciate it.

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    Nice photo of the bloom Warren!

    Cheers,
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    Warren, you have taken the first step in identifying your plant: it has a yellow flower. That narrows it down to about half of the Sarracenia. It could be S. alata, flava, minor, oreophila, or purpurea var heterophylla. But, it might be any number of complex hybrids that also produce a yellow flower. Next, you need to look at a mature leaf. From your photo, there appear to be a couple of new leaves, which seem to narrow the choices down to S. alata, flava, or oreophila (or the hybrids). A good place to get an overview of what the species look like is Barry Rice's site.
    http://www.sarracenia.com/galleria/helpdesk.html
    scroll down to Sarracenia.
    Or, if you want a more comprehensive selection of photos, try
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/Sarracenia.html

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    Looking n Dr. Schnell's CP's of NA and Canada I belive it is N. alata. The petals are way to white to be a flava or minor IMHO, and the pitchers in the background couldn't possibly be S. purpurea subsp. purpurea forma heterophylla or S. purpurea subsp. venosa forma luteola so that narrows it down quite a bit to S. alata or S. oreophila. Another good reason it could very well be S. alata is the "frillyness" of the petals, alata, to me, seems to have that ruffled appearance to the petals while other species are predominently smooth and well defined. And of course like Bob said it has great possibility it is a hybrid.

    My .02 cents!




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