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sweet Sarrs Monster Fish! Im really digging that Alata 'Night'! hope it grows even darker for you next season!

Thanks! I hope it flowers next season. I'm hoping to see if I can get some Alata 'Night' crosses with S. "Extreme Green", Doreen's Colossus, and Copper Vase.

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sarr seeds are pretty fun. never know what you're gonna get. im assuming they're hybrids? what cross?

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sarr seeds are pretty fun. never know what you're gonna get. im assuming they're hybrids? what cross?
Multiple kinds. I only started keeping sarrs recently and this was the first year my sarrs bloomed. Most of the seeds I got were from an open pollinated Flava rugelli x oreo (forgot what I crossed it with), some Alata x Mooreana, and random crosses from my own sarrs and from Ebay. I started with about 100 seeds each both the Flava X Oreo cross and the Alata x Mooreana cross but only ended up with about a 30% germination rate after doing a 5 week cold stratification. I was thinking about using GA3 to quick stratify the seeds next time I do some crosses/purchase seeds from eBay.

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Man, I've been getting into this as well, but not the way you all have. I just have a couple of plants in my dorm, but its getting cold so I hope I can get everything to get through the winter okay.

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Man, I've been getting into this as well, but not the way you all have. I just have a couple of plants in my dorm, but its getting cold so I hope I can get everything to get through the winter okay.
Nice. Most carnivorous plants that are readily available are resilient to cold weather, especially the temperate species. Which ones do you have? We can help you out.

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I have a venus flytap varient of some sort, Sarr. purpurea, N. "ventrata", and two Sarr. pitcher plants that I have as of yet not ID (though they were doing terribly so it won't be until spring that they will recover, they lost all of their pitchers)

Eventually, I want some other flytrap varieties, more Nepenthes, sundews, and basically whatever else I can get my hands on.

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I have a venus flytap varient of some sort, Sarr. purpurea, N. "ventrata", and two Sarr. pitcher plants that I have as of yet not ID (though they were doing terribly so it won't be until spring that they will recover, they lost all of their pitchers)

Eventually, I want some other flytrap varieties, more Nepenthes, sundews, and basically whatever else I can get my hands on.
The sarrs and the venus flytrap will need a winter dormancy.

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oh, they are getting that, trust me lol
Not sure what to do with the nepenthes however.

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I'm not too good with nepenthes. Maybe amphirion can help you with that.

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Grow indoors. southern exposure, as much light as possible. contrary to popular belief. sufficient light is necessary for pitchers to develop. humidity controls the size of the pitchers, but light makes them happen.

if you are giving the Nep enough light, at least 12-14 hrs, and it's still not pitchering, your media might be in question. Neps in general appreciate an airy media made up of orchid bark, long fibered sphagnum (orchid moss), and perlite/pumice (styrofoam, non biodegradable, may be used as a substitute). media should be damp but not soaking wet.

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Alata x mooreana seedlings starting to pitcher up.




Never give up on "dead" seeds. Here's some "Extreme Green" x Minor seedlings finally sprouting.




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What are some good species to start out with besides VFTs that move? Are there really any?

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What are some good species to start out with besides VFTs that move? Are there really any?
Other than venus flytraps, the only carnivorous plants that move are sundews but not at the speed of a snapping venus flytrap. Some sundew tentacles will curl around trapped prey but this is done slowly. Most carnivorous plants have passive means of capturing food.

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Drosera capensis is almost bulletproof.

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amphirion Your photography is superb!

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