Sarracenia etc.

r de vries
Sat, 13 Mar 2010 07:47:13 PST
Dennis what mix did you use for the  Sarracenia?
I grew some Sarracenia purpurea and hybrids from seed -3 months cold in baggie then warm on a heat pad in sphagnum over 1:1 peat / silica sand in a lettuce box - high humidity under lights in winter and after 13 months they are nice little plants up to 2 inches high with 10-12 leaves greens and red colors. 

i like to know you plans for these plants outside beside making a bog garden. 

 in SE Michigan

--- On Sat, 3/13/10, Dennis Kramb <> wrote:

From: Dennis Kramb <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Sarracenia etc.
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 10:24 AM

I was just at my local Lowe's (hardware superstore) and they have a 
brand new collection of carnivorous plant terrarium kits. You can get 
small or large kits in nifty square plastic terrariums.

I'm pretty sure the cobra lilies were Darlingtonia sp.  This surprised 
me as the things I've read about them say these are difficult to 
cultivate indoors.

It was hard to resist impulse buying one.  But maybe after a bit of 
research I'll go back and get one.

Oh, and here's a picture of my new Sarracenia babies.  Clockwise from 
the left is S. flava var. rugelii, S. leucophylla var. "green", and S. x 
'Red Rocket'.

Dennis in Cincinnati (where the first spring thunderstorm has rolled 


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