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By PitcherFreak
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Hey everyone! i just got a Sarracenia purpurea from a local Lowe's :D when i was about 8, i got 2 VFTs but after thinking they were dead when they went into dormancy, i threw them out :| but i wanted to ask what the care is on S. purpurea is because ive never had one before, and got very vague instructions when i bought it :x i know a good amount about CPs and have read "The Savage Garden" a while ago, but still need info on these awesome plants :D any feedback would be great!
By ModeratelyExcessive
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Welcome! Check out the rest of forum and read up on the articles on the main site. There's loads of information from very helpful people here. :D
By PitcherFreak
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thanx, i just read a caresheet on this site that helped me a lot :D
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By Matt
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Hello PitcherFreak and welcome to FlytrapCare!

Congrats on your new Sarracenia purpurea. They have the same basic care requirements as Venus flytraps:
1) Lots of sunlight
2) Clean water (distilled water, rain water or reverse osmosis water only)
3) Nutrient poor soil (peat moss and perlite in a 50:50 mix work well)
4) A dormancy period of 3 to 4 months.

If you've read "The Savage Garden" from Peter D' Amato, then you probably have a lot of knowledge already. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. And again, welcome to flytrapcare!
By ZackNJ
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Hi Pitcherfreak,
Welcome. What's your name? where are you from?
I think a lot of people once had carnivorous plants when they were younger and are now acquiring them again. I did the same thing when I was younger with my venus flytraps.
Now I am collecting CP's plants. I just placed an order of a variety of CP's.
I was thinking of getting the book The Savage Garden. Is the book worth purchasing?


Zack, Bergen County, NJ
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By Matt
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ZackNJ wrote:I was thinking of getting the book The Savage Garden. Is the book worth purchasing?
I'd say so. I really enjoyed reading it.
By ZackNJ
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Hi Matt,

I just ordered it from Amazon.com lol :)
By luckyflytrap
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wow i was just looking at it from Amazon!
By PitcherFreak
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Joined:  Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:56 pm
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thanx for all the feedback guys :D im really looking forward to getting more CPs and eventually growing them in cooperation with reptiles :mrgreen: (im a reptile FANATIC!!!!!!!)
By afh928
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Purpureas are AMAZING plants man, check out some of the pics on my profile of what they look like with a little TLC!
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