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hi, I was just surfing on this forum and I came across someone saying that lowes sell sarracenia rubra and sarracenia psittacina. can anyone confirm this?
 

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It's VERY intermittent, but yes... big box stores do get random Sarracenia sometimes.
 

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Even large Nepenthes like these from September sometimes.
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Yeah like he said it's very unreliable and subject to your specific store. I've never seen a carnivorous plant of any kind at lowes, HD, ect. I'd honestly just look online first.
 
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VERY VERY Intermittent. Here in Utah, it is mostly Venus flytraps, Nepenthes ventrata and Sarracenia purpurea.

This was at my Lowes just last week:
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They come from Gubler's Orchids typically and I have found Drosera adelae, D. capensis, Nepenthes ventrata and Sarracenia purpurea there.
 

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Those little cups are available here for quite a bit of the year. But the large Sarrs, Darlingtonia, and Nepenthes are much harder to come across. Those Neps were sold within a few hours of being hung.
 

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Well, I fear it probably didn't go well for them. I have no idea if they had roots or anything but I saw no activated nodes. I'm guessing they're the root side of the cutting and they're just hoping a node activates to form a new growth point? I had considered getting one since they looked so good, but when I saw that I changed my mind.
 
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Well, I fear it probably didn't go well for them. I have no idea if they had roots or anything but I saw no activated nodes. I'm guessing they're the root side of the cutting and they're just hoping a node activates to form a new growth point? I had considered getting one since they looked so good, but when I saw that I changed my mind.
Oh wow! As mass produced and careless as these kind of big box store plants can be I didn’t think they would be that bad!

You’d think having an active growth point is an obvious requirement to selling them...
 
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