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By Cross
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How can you tell what is a viable rhizome they're all hard, but they're all brown. I can't tell. They got hit by the three day solid water freeze too. I just want to know what's going to grow this spring and what I can clear out to give better light to the rest. Thanks in advance.

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By Matt
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It is kind of hard to explain the difference between a dead woody rhizome and one that still has life in it. Usually, they turn to mush or you can pick off the deadness from the outside in and if it goes to the core, they are gone. If there is some firmness and whiteness, then it still has some life in it.
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By Cross
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Matt wrote:It is kind of hard to explain the difference between a dead woody rhizome and one that still has life in it. Usually, they turn to mush or you can pick off the deadness from the outside in and if it goes to the core, they are gone. If there is some firmness and whiteness, then it still has some life in it.
That's good. I can't say any of them are mushy. They're all hard like branches. Quite a few of them have new growth! I'll keep checking for branches lol. Though one I tepotted, I broke the end off and it was more a tan inside than white. Hopefully it's still okay. Thanks for helping again. I threw away another 60 plants today, but at least I'm keeping most of the sarracenias lol.

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By Artchic528
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I'd chuck them into pots and see what grows. What's better than playing the wait and see game with a questionable rhizome? Think of it like one veeeery long Christmas!

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By Cross
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Artchic528 wrote:I'd chuck them into pots and see what grows. What's better than playing the wait and see game with a questionable rhizome? Think of it like one veeeery long Christmas!

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