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By MikeB
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I've read posts from other growers that Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' plants are fussy about repotting. They get really annoyed by root disturbance and need 2 or 3 years undisturbed before making big pitchers again. I have two of them, and I think they've finally gotten settled.
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Spring was very warm this year, and my Sarracenia definitely noticed. The bigger plant (in the back) already has a 30-inch / 76-centimeter pitcher, in addition to 7 flowers. The smaller plant has a 24-inch / 61-centimeter pitcher, a couple gnarled pitchers, and one flower. I slip-potted her two months ago; I don't know if she noticed or those are just weird spring pitchers.
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By DragonsEye
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Well, that’s news to me. Please don’t tell my Leah Wilkerson about this. Mine gets repotted every single year. :mrgreen: There’s no way it would survive on my balcony. I have to unpot every years so I can store it in my fridge for the winter and at that time I also divide every year. Living an apartment I’ve got very limited space and so I can’t have a massive pot of any particular plant if I want to have as many plants as I currently do. I’ve never had any issue with it sulking. I get decent sized pitchers every year — at least by my standards. (Don’t know what the maximum picture size is supposed to be and I don’t really care all that much.) But no, I typically get pictures that are probably about 1 to 2 feet tall.
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DragonsEye wrote: Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:03 pm Well, that’s news to me. Please don’t tell my Leah Wilkerson about this. Mine gets repotted every single year. :mrgreen: There’s no way it would survive on my balcony. I have to unpot every years so I can store it in my fridge for the winter and at that time I also divide every year. Living an apartment I’ve got very limited space and so I can’t have a massive pot of any particular plant if I want to have as many plants as I currently do. I’ve never had any issue with it sulking. I get decent sized pitchers every year — at least by my standards. (Don’t know what the maximum picture size is supposed to be and I don’t really care all that much.) But no, I typically get pictures that are probably about 1 to 2 feet tall.
I wonder if this has to do with the fridge dormancy method. I know the few I did last year came out very strong. Unfortunately the squirrels got to them and decimated them.
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By MikeB
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DragonsEye wrote: Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:03 pm I’ve never had any issue with it sulking. I get decent sized pitchers every year — at least by my standards. (Don’t know what the maximum picture size is supposed to be and I don’t really care all that much.) But no, I typically get pictures that are probably about 1 to 2 feet tall.
That pitcher size is sulking for a Leah Wilkerson. Big pitchers easily hit 3 feet / 91 centimeters, and the record is 4 feet 3 inches / 130 centimeters.
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