How wet do you keep S. minor
Posted 19 March 2012 - 20:13 PM
When I see habitat pictures of S. minor (esspecially var. okefenokeensis) plants are standing very wet, mostly with their rhyzomes almost under water.
I always keep S. minor like all Sarracenia's, in 2-8 cm of water (using 20 cm high pots). I'm thinking of putting them in a big layer of water, with the water level at the top of the pots. Maybe plants will grow bigger, esspecially var. okefenokeensis. Thats the idea.
How wet do you all grow S. minor? Has anybody experimented with this and what were the results? I'd be very interested.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 21:33 PM
I tested since several years to grow S. Minor var. Okeefenokeensis in a bucket with some centimeters of water but results is not very impressive, approximatively 60-70 cm in size.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 22:25 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 22:31 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:34 AM
Thanks all for your reactions. And if anybody has other experiences, I'd be interested to hear about it!
Posted 22 March 2012 - 13:30 PM
Similar to the others I grow mine in a bog with a water level upto 10cm below the plant with good results, I've never tried innundating them with water as they seem perfectly happy as they are. I wonder if peoples experiments with a plant in a bucket do not show any better growth results, due to the fact that in a flooded bog in nature such as Okee, due to the presence of acidic matter in it, the water will remain acidic and gather tannins from pines etc, whereas in a bucket, over the season, the initial acidity generated by the peat in the water, may become diluted and therefore less favourable for growth.
Well worth trying though, let us know how it works out.
Edited by billynomates666, 22 March 2012 - 13:31 PM.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 14:15 PM