Post by jerrytheplater on Dec 10, 2017 3:53:08 GMT
I bought a S. leucophylla this year. It's my second. The first died one winter along with other Sarracenia hybrids. They were kept in my unheated detached garage. They did freeze at maybe 10F or so for a week maybe.
I read they are native further south than VFT. My logic said I should try going for winter dormancy in the same way I do for VFT: Remove from pot and store in moist Peat Moss in a closed plastic bag in the refrigerator. I did this Friday night. I have done it for VFT for a few years now.
So, what comments do you all have? Have I totally blown it and sacrificed my plant? Do I have a chance of success?
In what size of pot your Sarra' are ? Normally, if the pot is big enough (like 20 cm in diameter) and the substrate not too wet, the roots should hold. You can try to surround the jars of bubble wrap that works very well.
Post by jerrytheplater on Dec 11, 2017 21:28:03 GMT
Most of mine are in 10" pots and badly in need of thinning. I plan on doing it this spring. The S. leucophylla was in an 8" pot. The rhizome was maybe 6" long and 1/2" diameter. The roots looked really healthy. Hated to depot it, but the garage might have been a death sentence. I don't have a dedicated plant refrigerator and need to keep peace with the wife taking up space on her bottom shelf!! Can't store a potted plant.