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By Artchic528
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I bought this sarr from Lowe's in a combo kit with my VFT. It's since sprouted and doing nicely. However, I don't know which variety it is. I know that it's most likely purpurea or maybe even a rubra as oreophila is critically endangered and hard to come by. Thus, most places don't sell them.

Is it too early to tell yet? Sorry for the image being sideways...I uploaded it as an attachment via my phone.
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By SerMuncherIV
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It's still far too early to tell. The plant needs time to put out some non-deformed leaves.
Artchic528 wrote:oreophila is critically endangered and hard to come by. Thus, most places don't sell them.
In addition to that, it's quite ILLEGAL to sell them (outside state boundaries) without proper government permits. I doubt that the idiots in charge of the Lowe's CP operation even know what S. oreophila is.
By Morpheus
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Those are almost always some type of rubra hybrid or rubra variety. Vigorous little things, kinda prone to rot though. I would recommend keeping it drier than most of your other sarracenia, particularly through dormancy

Also you're going to want to reposition the rhizome on top of the soil, you've buried it far too deep.
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By nimbulan
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They often sell complex hybrids as well so it'll be impossible to definitively identify the plant. All I can say at the moment is that it doesn't look like a purpurea.
By Joy
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I purchased this kit at the beginning of summer (~May) and mine seems to be a rubra as someone said earlier.

The first picture is soon after I got it and the second was taken this morning.
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By Artchic528
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Morpheus wrote:Those are almost always some type of rubra hybrid or rubra variety. Vigorous little things, kinda prone to rot though. I would recommend keeping it drier than most of your other sarracenia, particularly through dormancy

Also you're going to want to reposition the rhizome on top of the soil, you've buried it far too deep.
I am going to repot it in Spring, as that is when it will be the least stressed. I also have a flytrap rhizome tangled up in it as well, though you can't tell by the pictures. I know full well that this pot isn't near big enough for one of these guys, let alone two.

Is the rhizome okay at this depth until then?
By MichaelGuardian
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Is that the kit that said 'bug biting plants' on it? I got that one too, planted the sarr in a bog container with other vfts and droseras, and now, it's actually doing really nice in the bog, it kinda looks like a rubra, but I'm not sure, I'll post a pic tomorrow, because right know, it's night and it's really dark, I can bring the container inside and take a pic, but I don't want bugs flying. Hopefully, my pic can help identify your sarr :D
By HeliamphoraWalnut
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Yeah, the little combo things usually either have rubra or puprerea
By HeliamphoraWalnut
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Those little combo kits are also plant abuse, they put LIVE plants in a VACUMN sealed bag!
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By Anymal911
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Morpheus wrote:Those are almost always some type of rubra hybrid or rubra variety. Vigorous little things, kinda prone to rot though. I would recommend keeping it drier than most of your other sarracenia, particularly through dormancy

Also you're going to want to reposition the rhizome on top of the soil, you've buried it far too deep.
It is definitely a S. rubra, I have one of those kits myself... I actually keep mine very wet, in a tray with the water table about a third up the pot (it is a small pot) (I will repot in the spring); but I always let the tray dry out before watering it. Whatever works for you I guess.

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