I have a large number of baby flytraps from flower stalk cuttings this past spring and want to grow them out as quickly as possible.
I'm currently growing them under the following conditions:
Light: 20 DLI with 14 hour days
Air Temp: ~73F days / ~68F nights
Water: Distilled 2 ppm
Soil: 1 peat:1 perlite 6 inches total soil depth sitting in 1 inch water
Fertilizer: 100ppm maxsea applied with cotton swabs to foliage only once a month
Dormancy: Skipping dormancy for the first winter. Will resume dormancy from year 2 onward.
I could reduce the light intensity and extend the photoperiod to 24 hours (resulting in about 25 dli). I've heard that professional Sarracenia growers do this for their seedling and was wondering if this would be of any benefit for flytraps.
I'm also considering changing the soil to 1 sphagnum : 1 perlite and possibly implementing an ebb/flow watering system to eliminate the standing water.
Any advice or thoughts?
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