Do I need to remove it?

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Do I need to remove it?

by Cross » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:29 pm

So I bought one of those bug biting dormant sarracenia from Lowe's. I thought it wasn't going to grow. ..it's just a hunk with no real roots. But I saw today that it's growing a flower bud. I'll attach a picture. Do you think that it'll grow just fine? Just seems a little weird to me. I really want the seeds though. Image

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Re: Do I need to remove it?

by That one plant boi » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:38 pm

I don't think that would be nessacery. Sarracenia flowers don't seem to take a lot of energy out of the plant the way flytrap flowers do.

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Re: Do I need to remove it?

by Cross » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:50 pm

That one plant boi wrote:I don't think that would be nessacery. Sarracenia flowers don't seem to take a lot of energy out of the plant the way flytrap flowers do.

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I'm glad, I really want to keep it. I hope it grows pitchers soon. I can't tell if those two brown twigs are growing pitchers or not.

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Re: Do I need to remove it?

by That one plant boi » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:57 pm

I don't think those are pitchers. However, it should start growing some shortly after the flower stalk gets a little larger.

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Re: Do I need to remove it?

by Secretariat73 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:54 am

Just my opinion but I would cut it off. Without a decent set of roots, there is a very good possibility that the flower will never mature enough to provide viable seed. Plus, flower stalk or not, a sarr needs roots to sustain itself. Without them, the plant will fail. Asking it to flower when it doesn't have the legs to support it is a recipe for failure. Better to sacrifice the flower. That will allow the plant to focus on developing a strong root system and pitchering this year.

If you are looking for sarr seeds, I set aside a small portion of my harvest this past season. You are more than welcome to some of them for the cost of an SASE. :)


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