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Propagation protocol for North American pitcher plants (Sarracenia L.)

Abstract:

North American pitcher plants (Sarracenia L.) can be easily propagated by seeds or rhizome divisions. Flowering maturity is reached in 5 to 7 y from seeds and 1 to 2 y from divisions. Plants can be grown as containerized specimens outdoors in the southeastern US or in bog gardens. Successful propagation includes stratification of seeds and providing similar environmental conditions to their native habitat with appropriate nutrient poor growing medium, live sphagnum moss, acidic irrigation water, high relative humidity, and light.

Issue & Pages:

Spring 2002 Pages: 50-53

Article Download:

3-1NPJ50-53.PDF (PDF document)

Authors:

  • Doyle Darwin Thomas

Keywords:

Sarraceniaceae, rhizome divisions, seed propagation, sphagnum bog.

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