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Sarracenia (Pitcher Plant) seedling


By Sid

Sarracenia (Pitcher Plant) seedling (Sarracenia leuchophylla)

This picture if for those of you who took an interest in my blog on growing sarracenias from seed. This little seedling is a couple of weeks old and you can clearly see the 'pitcher' growing up from inbetween the more conventional seed leaves. So exciting! I can see another seed just starting to produce a minute green shoot. This is Sarracenia leucophylla (the Whitetop Pitcher).

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Exciting, Sid! I just killed my pitcher plant :( This was the second try...not ment to be, the pitcher plant and me.

26 May, 2009


Oh dear, Tastey! I wonder what's gone wrong? These are bog plants and require low-nutrient levels and they are lime-intolerant. I've got mine in a 50:50 peat to sharp sand mix (topdressed with spagnum moss). The pots sit in trays of rainwater - you have to use rainwater or distilled water coz tap water contains contaminates such as lime. My garden is too dry to plant them out unfortunately....

27 May, 2009


Looking good :-)

28 Aug, 2009


He's grown since this photo was taken - he's got about 6 or 7 little pitchurs now :-)

30 Aug, 2009

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