cloudy weather

vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)November 2, 2011

Newbie question:

Spring has been the cloudiest for more than seventy years, so far. Quite mild, though. The Sarracenias (assorted) seem to be very slow to make growth. They are all outside, and were all winter. Sitting in about an inch of water at present, with at least six hours of sun a day.

Is their growth rate light- or heat- dependent, please?

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

The other day I went to the Botanic Gardens where they had a large and shallow container topped up with sphagnum moss in one of the open glasshouses. Mostly it was home to bromeliads (Cryptanthus) but there was one S purpurea with tall, lush, delicate green leaves.

I came home, all gleeful. I pounced on the S purpurea and huffled it into the sun room, where the daytime temps have been a mild-ish 25C. New leaves are now starting to show above the general mound.

So - it's warmth. The light in the glasshouse was filtered through the whitewash.

Done. :-)))

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