thepitchergrower wrote: ↑Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:10 pm well, I played around with Miracle Grow. Here's the Sarr. Flava Seedling that I got from MaxVft. I fertilized with a solution of miracle grow and fish food, into the pitchers. Since then, it decided to double it's pitcher size.That looks like the first carnivorous/mature pitcher your sarr is producing. This is called a "leaf jump", and they occur every few months or so.
thepitchergrower wrote: ↑Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:04 pm The thing is that we have been having very bad lighting for the last few weeks. 100% cloudy. And I don't have growlights. The seedlings were doing nothing before fertilization. They started to grow after fertilization. I also fertilized some of the seedlings that carnies gave me, similar results.A few weeks of low lighting usually doesn't do anything to affect growth. My seedlings have been doing the same thing, barely any growth all year until a month or 2 ago. The reason behind this is because sarrs, especially seedlings, go through several months of shipping shock and barely grow until they are well established.
MikeB wrote:I know someone in western North Carolina who grows large amounts of Venus flytraps with Miracle-Gro fertilizer (standard water-soluble, all-purpose plant food version, 24-8-16) diluted to 1/4 strength. The plants are happy with it. Like all fertilizer on carnivorous plants, it's important to dilute the mix and use it in moderation to avoid poisoning them.I use both pitcher and tray fertilization. I stopped tray fertilization mostly because it creates a lot of algae...
Juvenile Sarracenia plants actually appreciate getting some fertilizer in their soil. Here is an ICPS article about it. I "juice" my seedlings once a month during the growing season to encourage them to put on some size.
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