Growing Sarracenia and Darlingtonia

Dennis Kramb
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 06:50:40 PDT
Oh my!!!

"What is really horrific about this is that the nursery trade has found a
clone of Darlingtonia that performs well in tissue culture, and which
propagates faster than roaches in a brothel. The nursery trade then packages
the little plantlets in tiny plastic terraria with brightly colored
labelling and sells them to kids visiting nurseries, grocery stores, and
other venues. The plants may live for a few months (as tissue culture plants
invariably have extra vigor), but then descend in health and die."

I think that answers THAT question!

Dennis in Cincinnati (glad I resisted the impulse to buy that Darlingtonia
at the hardware store!)

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