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Lowe's Cube Suprise

by cbennett4041 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:45 am

The nearest Lowe's is about an hours drive from my house. It's an every-other-Saturday ritual for me and the wife to head over there and check out the "bargains." Much to my wife's chagrin, these trips always include a stop by the carnivorous plant shelf. This time I limited myself to only plants I didn't have in my collection. Luckily, they had a Sarracenia rubra... a new one for me!

I let the plant acclimatize to the ambient humidity before transplanting. I watered it heavily during this time. After a few days I freed it from its cube. Here are some pictures...

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Wait... did you see that?

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Sure enough, this little guy had survived the drowning he endured after I first purchased the plant. I guess he go crammed in the bottom of the pot by accident and was seeking the light through a drain hole. He was definitely part of a separate root system. Here's a picture after excavation.

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Including this little guy, I ended up with three plants from this $5 cube. That's almost as good as the 5 VFT I found in a $5 clearance cube at Lowe's! Finally, here's a picture of them potted up.

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Any body else ever see this with the Death Cubes?
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by Matt » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:55 am

Awesome!
cbennett4041 wrote:Any body else ever see this with the Death Cubes?

I've seen photos of similar stuff, but nothing exactly like this oddity. Very cool!
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by archimago » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:17 pm

cbennett4041 wrote:Any body else ever see this with the Death Cubes?


I got an even stranger bonus plant. Mine was from Lowes as well.
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by AwesomeBobcat2012 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:30 pm

I bought my first VFT in March of this year (2010) and I thought it was once plant with three different sizes of plants, but when I transplanted it in June I came to find out it was three plants!! Wow great was that?? A $5.35 VFT cube!! Wow! Haha, but a similar situation occurred when I bought my S. purpurea it was actually two purpurea, then again with my sundew it was two sundews in one pot. Also once more with three VFTs in once cube for $6.00 from Wal-Mart!

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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by cbennett4041 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:34 am

I hear ya! I bought a VFT cube on clearance once. It was in rough shape. But it did have at least five plants in there! Only three lived though... :S
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by victor » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:42 pm

I never knew they sold sarracenia rubras at lowes
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by cbennett4041 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:54 pm

Oh yeah. I've seen rubras, S. purpurea, VFT, D. adalae, and I hear they sell D. capensis, though I haven't personally seen any. I don't think they ever sell pings, neps, etc.
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by Dionae » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:30 pm

I saw a drosera at lowes that looked like this-

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It was in very bad shape though.

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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by victor » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:42 pm

At my local Lowes they only sell VFT's, drosera adalaes, sarracenia purpurea, and surprisingly sarracenia flava which they call yellow pitcher.

I've seen in some pictures that a few Lowes sell nepenthes and cobra lily.
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by Idontkno23 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:59 pm

victorcai wrote:At my local Lowes they only sell VFT's, drosera adalaes, sarracenia purpurea, and surprisingly sarracenia flava which they call yellow pitcher.

I've seen in some pictures that a few Lowes sell nepenthes and cobra lily.


All we get is some piles of dead VFT, D. Adelae, S. Purpurea, and S. Rubra.

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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by cbennett4041 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:00 pm

If my Lowe's every received a cobra lily, they'd have my $10. ;)
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by victor » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:24 pm

I really wish my local Lowes sold sarracenia rubras.
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by victor » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:25 am

I wish my local lowes sold sarracenia rubras
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by snapperhead51 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:34 pm

victorcai wrote:I wish my local lowes sold sarracenia rubras

victorcia
Well dont go there !! in spring try eBay for a source of plants you will get better quality and ranges of plants,, or ask people on here who are experienced growers in your country ,to see if they have split there sarras up and have spare plants , every 3 years I triple up on mine !! or look up the carnivorous plant society in your state or country and email the secretary or who ever is contactable on there web site and ask where or whom you can get the plants you want , these people like me will know who,when, where and how ,as there are all growers and have a huge resources and knowledge base of most or all CP's , for experience and to gain the proven knowledge you need joining a CP society is a proven way to get all you need from plants , resources , mediums , and supplies or will tell where to obtain them at discounted prices in you are a member !! rather than a store that carries a few un-named plants ??
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Re: Lowe's Cube Suprise

by victor » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:36 pm

Ok
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