Getting ready for spring

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Getting ready for spring

by Mickster4 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:31 pm

Hi just a quick question. With spring coming should I cut off any of the old growth to help promote new growth? Also should I repot (roots are not coming out of the bottom of the pot yet) or do these like the cramped potting?

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Re: Getting ready for spring

by xanthoparmelia » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:37 pm

Pitchers look pretty decent. Purpurea traps typically last longer than other trumpet-variety sarracenia. If those are last season's pitchers, you can just leave them.

I can't really tell the depth of your pot, but it looks like that plant should be okay for another growing season or two.

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Re: Getting ready for spring

by SundewWolf » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:21 pm

Purps (and psittacina + hybrids of them) have long lasting pitchers and you don't need to cut anything until it turns brown.

I would probably up-pot it. That would give you more moisture stability and promote it to grow.
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Re: Getting ready for spring

by heywhathuh » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:48 am

As others have said, it's more in need of a re-pot than a trim!

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