firstly a confession :
I have from time to time over the years kept various carnivorous plants as curiosity house plants,
but never 'got into' them seriously. ( and some lasted longer than others ! )
last friday I took pity on a pitcher plant and rescued it from the clutches of my local veg/flower shop that were watering all their plants with tap water.
We live in a very hard water area supplied by a borehole taking water from the Mendip (limestone) hills.
So here I am looking for advice :)
I think it is a sarracenea,
I will post a pic later when I have looked round the forum to see acceptable pic posting practice
eg. is it ok to include it in this intro, or should I make ref to a pic posted in the photos section?
How sensitive are sarracenias to calcium, is it dead already I wonder ?
I have flushed its rootball twice with rainwater and wondering what else I should do to maximise its chances.
I think that is long enough for an intro !
I will keep the rest of my questions to post elsewhere, prob. in the General section ?
PS. Edit later: I have posted pics and asked questions in the
General Carnivorous Plant Discussion
Edited by MalcolmP, 28 May 2012 - 13:40 PM.