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Germination of

Sarracenia rubra gulfensis

Sweet-Ruby Trumpet Pitcher Plant: Trumpet Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia Purpurea, Northern Pitcher Plant, Purple Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia rubra gulfensis

Sarracenia rubra gulfensis seeds require stratification to break dormancy and encourage germination. Stratify the seeds by placing them in a plastic bag with a mixture of moist sphagnum moss, and store in the refrigerator for 60-90 days. After stratification, sow the seeds on the surface of a well-draining soil mixture and cover with a thin layer of sphagnum moss. Keep the soil evenly moist and maintain a temperature of 15-20�C. Germination can occur within 4-8 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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