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Growing Sarracenia Species outside

Posted by envirosci SoCal (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 16, 10 at 2:13

I live in SoCal (Irvine, Orange County, near LA) ... I would like to know if I could grow Sarracenia pitchers outside ...
because it's a little cold at night and it's boiling hot during the day sometimes.


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RE: Growing Sarracenia Species outside

Yes, grow them outside. I lived in Irvine but I am now in the Inland Empire where it gets much hotter during the days and it still gets cold at night. Your plants will do fine.


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RE: Growing Sarracenia Species outside

Agreed! I have to put mine in the fridge here in the winter in N.Y. but you should be fine. Enjoy!


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RE: Growing Sarracenia Species outside

thanks for the reply, one more question though -- do I put Sarracenia in the fridge during winter in Irvine or do I leave them outside

thanks tons


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I don't know what winter is like where you are but if you don't get frosts I'd leave them outside.


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but if I don't get frosts, would my plants go into dormancy?


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RE: Growing Sarracenia Species outside

The will do fine outside year round in S. CA. They will still go dormant in late fall/winter from the shorter daylight hours. Just make sure in dry times you use good water, rain, distilled or RO. Start catching rain water now if you haven't already.


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RE: Growing Sarracenia Species outside

but if I don't get frosts, would my plants go into dormancy?


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They will still go dormant in late fall/winter from the shorter daylight hours.


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LOL!


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We don't get too many frosts out here in Riverside and my plants went dormant around late October/early November. It gets cold enough in Irvine, and like Taz said, the hours of sunlight will decrease and send them into dormancy.


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RE: Growing Sarracenia Species outside

Sorry Taz lol, I didn't check my message on time so I posted a question that was already being answered.

And for the water, is it okay if I use tap water with instant water conditioner for aquarium -- would that be okay for the plants?


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Sure, if you want to kill your plants. Most tap water has too many dissolved solids. If the TDS is below 100 it's fine but I doubt your tap water is that pure.

Rain, distilled or RO only.


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