@mkinsey75 When we got ours (in the fall) we were told it would become dormant in October & look like it's dying, but then grow back in spring, as long as it doesn't get dried out 🙂 This one seems reluctant to hibernate for some reason, though
@Frankenstank It is inside, but right by the back door so it can feel the change in temperature ❄ I'm not sure if I should cut them down... I know they're supposed to be dormant right now, but I hate cutting down living plants without a good reason! 😕
@aes239 As far as I know, it needs to be outside or in the fridge to start dormancy. I believe they can withstand snow and stuff. Mine has been outside in freezing temps (no snow though). It is probably too late to start dormancy this year and I would just wait until next year.
@Frankenstank Yeah idk, its previous owner said that moving it somewhere darker and cooler should make it begin dormancy, but it hasn't yet... Our winter weather so far has been pretty random, so maybe it's confused!
Hmm. If you don't put it in the fridge I've read it still needs sun. Mine gets full sun all day. I'll upload a pic of it now do you can see the comparison. You should check on Reddit.com/r/savagegarden They really helped me.
Matthew just got this little guy last week (never had one before) & is somewhat worried about accidentally killing it... any advice??? @uaskigyrl @toddbrandino or anyone else w/ #pitcherplant experience
@SikoMa We actually got it from a local guy who sells plants (usually succulents, air plants, bonsai) at the weekly farmers market here in town! He recently added a few carnivorous plants to the inventory 😍 so of course we impulsively bought one, lol ...even though we were totally clueless as to what sort of care it requires 😬
@SikoMa But according to guy who sells them... right now is NOT the best time to purchase one, since they become dormant for the winter, generally starting in October (obviously Matt ignored this perfectly logical advice & bought it anyway)
The good thing is these are pretty hardy and should come back year after year and you can enjoy the flowers and even divide and make multiple plants after a while so very good investiment im hoping this is what my sarracenia will look like when it gets a bit older and some bigger leaves