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    Hmm I wonder if mine will be okay this summer? Dang Florida

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    I got a slackii from Ca. Carnivores last fall, and it never looked very good. I never even got 1 leaf to open all the way. I thought it was gonna die so I took a leaf cutting. Well, the leaf cutting is now 3 or 4 plants in a 3 inch pot, and the original plant still looks the same. I recently repotted it and pulled the crappy looking roots off of it. We'll see if it grows.....if not at least I have my cuttings.
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    CNCreefer,

    Was the D. slackii you bought from C.C. planted in peat, or LFS? I think that sometimes nursery don't transplant their plants often enough and the soil becomes broken down and full of bacteria and minerals. I would guess that your leaf cuttings are doing very good because they are growing in fresh soil.

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    What's the soil mix you are using?

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    Hi guys thanks for all the superb comments!

    Soil mix, Brian, is Chilean Sphagnum for the red clone and living domestic Sphagnum for the typical flowering clone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ] Was the D. slackii you bought from C.C. planted in peat, or LFS?
    It was potted in peat/sand mix. I repotted it in new peat/sand and it looks a little better. Still too soon to tell.
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    Cool species . I sowed some sarracenia seeds and there are these plants that look like D. slackii growing out . It could be D. dielsiana because i grow the seedlings near my D. dielsiana plant . But i don't know , i grow the plants outside . How do you tell the difference between dielsiana and slackii ?

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    I think D. dielsiena is a little more spoon-shaped in the leaf than D. slackii, which is a "wedge shaped" leaf, but does not taper that much from lamina to petiole.
    I hope that came out clearly.
    In Nature, D. slackii grows in peaty soils, but my past exerience showed it grew much better in lf shagnum(milled or as is), just as Dustin is growing it.

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    Joe

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