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By Archie Adams
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Hi, guys. Need help for beginner :D
I am thinking to buy a Sarracenia leucophylla "Hurricane Creek White", price is really attractive :D .
But what should I know about this flower before buying it? who has experience with this type, how difficult it is to care for him, as a beginner doesn't want to let him die in the first month :D
By steve booth
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Standard sarracenia care only required, try reading one of the care sheets available on this forum, basically, acidic nutrient-free medium (peat/perlite 50/50 mix), keep wet (stand in a tray of water 1" deep) during summer, just damp over winter, grow in full sun, water only with rain, distilled or RO water. Dont fertilise or fill pitchers with water
Good luck.
Cheers
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By Matt
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#353501
Sarracenia are super easy to care for and much less sensitive than most carnivorous plants. Basically, pot them in a peat-based mix (or pure peat) and keep them in full sun and sitting in water (low-mineral) that is just below the rhizome level by an inch or two. They grow fast!

They are quite a bit less sensitive to minerals in their water and can stand 100ppm of TDS.
By Archie Adams
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Joined:  Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:33 pm
#353531
Thank you guys for your answers.
And one more question - is it ok transportation for this plant?, I mean I afraid if I will order online that plant could arrive harmed and stressed. What is your experience?
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By Matt
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There is always a short period of time where plants adjust after shipment, but if the person sending the plant packages it well, Sarracenia this time of the year shouldn't have any noticeable adjustment period.
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