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just got back into CPs

by PitcherFreak » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:05 am

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!
im telling you these plants are ALIVE!

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Re: just got back into CPs

by ModeratelyExcessive » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:09 am

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

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Re: just got back into CPs

by PitcherFreak » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:21 am

thanx, i just read a caresheet on this site that helped me a lot :D
im telling you these plants are ALIVE!

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Re: just got back into CPs

by Matt » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:29 am

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!
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Re: just got back into CPs

by ZackNJ » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:19 am

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?


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Re: just got back into CPs

by Matt » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:38 am

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.
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Re: just got back into CPs

by ZackNJ » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:43 am

Hi Matt,

I just ordered it from Amazon.com lol :)

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Re: just got back into CPs

by Matt » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:46 am

I think that's where I got my copy from! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Re: just got back into CPs

by luckyflytrap » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:46 am

wow i was just looking at it from Amazon!
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Re: just got back into CPs

by PitcherFreak » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:53 am

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!!!!!!!)
im telling you these plants are ALIVE!

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Re: just got back into CPs

by Aging_Bourbon » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:35 pm

Welcome to Flytrapcare!
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Re: just got back into CPs

by afh928 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:42 pm

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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