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    Hmmmm... Well, What kind of Pitchers would do well in Florida?

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    I HAVE A COBRA LILY OUTSIDE here on my back screen porch, it gets like 4 hours morning sun cus i have it on a table near the house and all my others are at the screen,

    it is growing kinda slowly but its healthy, i am very surprised, it sent up 1 about half foot pitcher and now another baby one, dosnt get much sun but i am thinking of puting it out more, and temps are usualy 80-86 a day

    its soo cool its doin good [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] i have a water bottle in the fridge with distiled water, and i ocasionally water it with the 45-50 degree F water [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    its doin great, i wish i could post a pic

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    Dear Flytrapgurl,
    To answer your question 'what kind of pitchers do well in Florida?' the obvious answer is any Sarracenia and you can grow the lot outside. Really. You live in CP heaven and if I lived where you live, then I would need to invest in &#3614,000 USD in 2 large greenhouses for my Sarras in England! In fact this summer, I come to look at Sarracenia in the wild in Florida so if I were you, try easy species like flava, alata etc. Stand them permanetly in trays of rain water, give them as much sun and shelter from wind as they can get and you will surely have the best plants you can dream of...

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    Wouldn't a nepenthes do well outside in Florida? You could grow 'em tall there, and get both high and low pitchers going.

    STeve

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    There are some small Pitchers at Rockledge Gardens, where I got my other VFT, last time I went there. They seemed to be pretty healthy, and they were in full sun(and full sun in Rockledge is HOT). As I recall I think they were Lavender purple in color, definately not Nepenthes or Cobra. What kind of Pitchers are these? Could you give me some care instructions for this one? I'm probably going to get one of them.

    Thanx!:biggrin:

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    FlyGurl,

    Those were probably S. purpurea. They are an excellent beginner species, as are flava and alata (like Mike said.) For care instructions, go to the main page of this site and click the link there but in short they are pretty much like VFTs.

    I'm dropping you a message, make sure you check it out.

    Stefano,

    How long have you been growing you Cobra outside?

    Steveo,

    Yes, you could indeed grow Neps outside in FL. I am growing mine outside here in Atlanta.

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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Okay, it's settled. I am going to buy a S. purpurea as soon as I can get around to it. I'll keep it outside with my VFTs. Also, it's under an overhang, so it can't, and won't, get rained on:)

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    Oh and, thanx for all your help! I appreciate it.

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