Carnivorous Plants/Sarracenia ID

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is it possible to ID these two sarracenias? I've purchased these from you guys last year during a bare-root sale.

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Hi Jad,

The first one I would say is an S. alata x oreophila hybrid.  The second is a S. x "readii", which is S. leucophylla x rubra.  Which rubra I can't really tell.  This is a naturally occurring hybrid, so hundreds of clones exist.  I could probably do a bit better on the I.D. except your plants are so pale.  They need much more sun.  Sarracenia have about the same sun requirements as Tomatoes and other vegetables.  The very green color along with the big wings are dead giveaways.  They should be getting no less than 6 hours of direct sun on a sunny day.

Another care note.  Even though Sarracenia want lots of sun, be cautious about having them right next to a building in full sun.  The reflected heat is often too much for even the best sun lovers.  I've seen cacti burn in this situation.  Try to have them more out in the open.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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