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i was reading about my new sarracenia fiona and some websites said that i should keep them under direct sunlight and some said i should never let it touch sunlight. and should i keep it outdoors on indoors

Hello Yousef,

All Sarracenias are North American plants that require direct, full sunlight. S. fiona is a hybrid, but requires the same kind of sunlight as its parents.

If you have been growing them indoors for a while, you will want to slowly move them to a place where they will receive more sunlight each week. After about three weeks of increasing the amount of real sunlight they get, you can place them in direct sunlight.

Be mindful that direct sunlight does not get through windows. Window glass cuts out some of the light that plants receive through them.  

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Christopher Littrell


I am capable of answering questions about the most common carnivorous plants found in cultivation. I have no personal experience with Byblis, Drosophyllum, Aldrovanda, and Heliamphora. I have not cultivated gemmae forming pygmy sundews nor tuberous sundews. For information regarding those aforementioned species, I would suggest contacting other experts. I can answer questions regarding most species of Nepenthes, tropical and temperate Drosera, Mexican Pinguicula, Sarracenias, and Dionaea. I have some limited experience with growing Utricularia, Cephalotus, and Darlingtonia.


I have grown carnivorous plants off and on for about 27 years. I have made the same mistakes and suffered the same mishaps that many growers make as they attempt to separate the myths from the realities of growing these plants. Currently, I am successfully growing a variety of tropical sundews, a Nepenthes, several Venus Flytraps of varying ages, and Sarracenias. I have been successful in stratifying Sarracenia seeds and providing artificial dormancy requirements for my temperate plants when needed.

I hold a Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Over my lifetime, I have constantly read books involving the growing conditions of carnivorous plants. I hope to incorporate the educational aspects involved in psychology with teaching other people how to cultivate carnivorous plants.

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