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  1. I agree with you it won’t loik healthy- plants usually do take a while to recover when they are repotted and that isn’t just sarracenia; it’s the same with other plants. 

    One pitcher is starting to open but probably won’t be all the way until late June honestly. 

     currently in sphagnum and is in a south-garden. 

     

  2. I repotted it in April and it developed transplant shock; its since recovered and many new pitchers have grown and they do get quite chunky but have still not opened. 

    I was wondering if the transplant shock means that they are unlikely to develop all the way to opening this year. 

    Ig that’s the case could somebody please give advice as regards giving the plant nutrients which it should be getting through bugs etc. 

    Thankyou! 

     

  3. I have an apartment with moderate sun in the morning through eastward balcony; over past week, my sarracenia has been in a relative’s garden and the direct sunlight has really helped it. 

    I was wondering whether a grow light would help it maintain good growth and strong stems if used during the night in the apartment as otherwise it will only get 4 hours direct sun in the morning on the balcony or living room windowsill. 

    Have previously used an 18W LED Grow Light on bonsai and it did a good job so was hoping it would on the sarracenia also. 

    as said, it already gets direct sun in morning so it’s only necessary later in the day. 

    Thankyou! 

  4. I have an apartment with moderate sun in the morning through eastward balcony; over past week, my sarracenia has been in a relative’s garden and the direct sunlight has really helped it. 

    I was wondering whether a grow light would help it maintain good growth and strong stems if used during the night in the apartment as otherwise it will only get 4 hours direct sun in the morning on the balcony or living room windowsill. 

    Have previously used an 18W LED Grow Light on bonsai and it did a good job so was hoping it would on the sarracenia also. 

    as said, it already gets direct sun in morning so it’s only necessary later in the day. 

    Thankyou! 

  5. The reason the new pitchers are all curved over right now is because it has transplant shock, but that should clear by the weekend- have cut back the dead pitchers and am keeping it well watered. 

    It was necessary to transplant it because it’s prone to white spot mildew and in the vase it came in it was a chore to pick away at any low lying pitchers which had gone white. 

    Still, with watering and some sun the roots should recover and the transplant shock end. 

     

  6. Hi Alexis, 

    it's usually positioned on my balcony getting a good amount but have had to put it inside when out as we’ve had plants and garden lights stolen in my area recently. Pathetic. But welcome to Guildford. 

    Admittedly, it’s got some transfer shock since being repotted but that horrible vase it was in was going to kill it- it nearly did last summer. 

     

  7. Hi Ian, 

    this thread’s actually ten years old but I was searching an answer on the same topic so I revived it hahaha. 

    I reported my sarracenia this morning in some sphagnum along with its original soil it came in but whilst mushing it all together I think I broke some roots. Do you think it will be okay with some roots damaged? It’s a hardy plant, having pulled all through last summer in the horrible vase it was in when purchased at Homebase. 

     

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  8. 38 minutes ago, linuxman said:

    All sarracenia apart from purpurea secrete digestive juices and shouldn't be filled with water. S. purpurea pitchers should contain water from rain in the wild and use bacteria to digest their prey. The upright hoods on these plants is the indicator they need rainwater. I sprinkle my purpurea with rainwater using small watering can occasionally to keep the pitchers filled. I'm not quite sure what to do with purpurea hybrids, though.

    Thanks lol, I have these Sarracenia: 

     

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