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  1. i would just leave them as they are now,but for next time just sow them in winter onto old compost and leave them in a cold greenhouse, keeping the compost wet and they will germinate naturally.
  2. ada

    Stratifying

    get them sown onto damp composts out side(covered) or in a cold greenhouse now! always presuming they are not tropical seeds?
  3. From experience,at this age you just can't tell what is going to be good or not,give them at least another year.One of my best plants from a cross was the slowest and smallest of them all but it is the best now without doubt.
  4. Good to hear it's still alive Mark, the pitchers will adapt to outdoor life a they grow.They will be a bit shorter but more stocky when grown outside,the wind will make them stronger too but the problem is rain and wind,it allows some to fill up and then fall over.the ringed canes are good but can distract from the beauty of the pitchers on smaller plants
  5. Sheffield, me too. if grown in full sun the big sarracenia dont need staking.
  6. Hi Martin, I think this happens to older plants. The rhizome also stores food for the plant to grow.I think the problem arises due to our cold damp winters,the plant needs the food stored over winter to get going again in spring,we all grow sarras crammed in ,side by side and not all the plants can get a good feed of insects to replace the energy used to grow all the pitchers over a full year,this has the effect of draining the rhizome of its stored starchy food reserves over time,so it dies and the rot spreads down the rhizome and gets worse due to our cold/damp winters. that's my view anyway.
  7. I sow all my sarracenia at the christmas/ new year holidays,then leave them to it in a cold greenhouse.
  8. My guess is the plant is drying out a bit due to the humidity change from where it was grown to your place. The new pitchers will adapt to dryer conditions given time and enough light/water. Purpurea venosa can be grown on a bright window cill without any dormant period,they will just slow down a bit in winter as the light levels drop. I can confirm this because my mother-in -law has one from me on her window cill,it has been there for at least 3 years and is fine ada
  9. i have stored sarracenia seed for 6 years and still had great germination(lost them really and refound them so thought what have i got to lose) ada
  10. Temperate ping seed needs to be sown very fresh in my opinion.I sow mine onto old sarracenia compost to avoid mould issues you can get with new compost sometimes.if sown within 6 weeks of harvesting,some seed germinates in the same year and grow a bit before going dormant,then the following spring it will all germinate naturally
  11. ada

    rare cultivar?

    I know Alexis, kids are off school all over the world
  12. ada

    Messages?

    seeds are ready for you Pantelis