Re: Sarracenia purpurea purpurea

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Fri, 4 Feb 94 10:06:24 EST

>> have some S. pur. pur. seeds that I germinated recently. Right now

they basically look like parsley. I realize that this is the immature form,

but what I want to know is how long they >>will be in this form.

I have seedlings of about 12-15 different Sarracenias and hybrids right
now. I find them to be quite variable. The fastest have grown to about
6+ inches in 1 1/2 years. The slowest are still producing juvenile
leaves after 1 year. Mine are 10" below fluorescents, 12 hours winter,
18 hours summer, planted in living sphagnum. In my experience, it seems
hybrids and prostrate species grow slower. Older plants flower easily,
but have their own mind about when to do it. -- In fact, I now have a
minor x psittacina flowering.

We got our display up at the county fair. We're using two large
aquariums and several smaller ones. We have Nepenthes, Heliamphora,
Pings, VFTs, Drosera, Sarracenia, Cephalotus, and Darlingtonia. We also
have forms to join the club, and copies of the newsletter, etc. Good
for short notice, but we'll do better next year.

good growing-
Florida Tom