Michigan has only one Sarracenia sp. that can survive our cold winters. *I am considering using the following container (without the light fixture) to grow some that will have to be moved indoors in the winter. *No doubt it will contain some other cps too.
It can easily be moved outside in the summer and back inside in the fall/winter. However, if I understand correctly, all sarrs need a winter dormancy? *I'll have to use my refrigerator for that! *I'll be using compact fluorescent lights over it.
If the above assumption is true, is there any species of pitcher type plant that grows year round?
I can use any growing medium desired in the quart sized pots. *It'll be easy to keep the water at 1/2 soil level although I might have to drain some water off after heavy rains. *
NOTE: *This settup is very well known as "Emily's Garden" by hydroponic growers. Normally it is used with a pump to aerate the water that constantly stands in the bottom. *If I understand correctly, bogs have fairly low oxygen levels so I won't need to do this. *Am I correct? *I no longer struggle with hydroponics so I am going to adapt it for carnivorous plants.
I'll have to figure out a way to keep my constant companions (cockatiels who have free flight through the house) from "sampling" the plants.
NOTE: *I have The Savage Garden and a book on Sarracenias on the way -- should arrive Wednesday or Thursday.