I'm a botanist and recently purchased my first sarracenia (unlabeled, but looks to be a purpurea hybrid). I'm not a newbie when it comes to finicky plants, but this is my first pitcher that requires winter dormancy.
I live in Maryland, and we're getting a tiny bit below freezing at night fairly often (no frost yet though). This is my first winter here, but I believe the temperatures generally stay above zero throughout the winter.
I purchased this pitcher from a nursery, and while a couple pitchers are dying back there also seems to be new growth. I would add a pic, but can't seem to figure out how...
My questions are 1) How do I prepare it for dormancy? Do I need to do anything different since it obviously hasn't been outside up to this point? 2) Should I repot before letting it go to sleep for the winter? 3) Are there any temps or weather conditions so extreme that I need to bring it in? (It's currently indoors, but I'd probably winter it on a covered porch)
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5