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Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:15 pm
by Panman
I got this purp this spring and it did okay this summer. It put up a new pitcher early and then quit exhibiting any growth. I expected this from a purp during the summer and expected some activity this fall. As you can see, that didn't happen. The crown seems in good shape but I an worried that all of the mature pitchers have died off. Do I unpot it to check the rhizome or let it ride until I repot in spring? I'm in zone 7b.
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Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:49 pm
by ChefDean
Are you sure it's a Purp?
I have a Purp ssp Purp (red) and a Purp var Venosa (green), and they look very different.
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I'm not an expert on Sarrs....yet, but yours looks like it has a lot of Rubra in it.

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:12 pm
by Panman
It's a purp purp. Those leaves are immature pitchers. They are only an inch or so long. The actual purp leaves died off which is what has me concerned.

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:58 pm
by ChefDean
I'd let it finish going dormant and let it ride. It's still green, so it's not dead. Wait for Spring before you do anything, it'll probably surprise you.

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:15 am
by optique
I have had really bad experiences with CPN plants they seem to be out of gas for lack of a better term, but seem to do just fine after dormancy. I have never lost a plant from them but they just don't seem to do anything the 1st year even if i get them early spring, never seen that from anywhere else.

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:27 pm
by Panman
I'm glad to hear that. I got a leucophylla at the same time. While it is doing better than the purp, it isn't robust like the rhizomes I got from Flytrap Store.

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:58 pm
by 1cashew
Hey Panman! I think your 'mother plant' has passed on to bog heaven and now you have two or more divisions growing. I have had a purp now for twenty one months. It continued to shrink for over a year but I think it may be on a better trajectory now and has attained the size of a half dollar! I think I would let it ride and repot in the spring.

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:15 pm
by Panman
1cashew wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:58 pm I think your 'mother plant' has passed on to bog heaven and now you have two or more divisions growing.
That makes a lot of sense. I couldn't figure out why the original had started producing immature pitchers.

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:17 pm
by Apollyon
If CPN is the nursery I'm thinking of, those guys are selling smaller plants for less money. It's a niche but I got the world's smallest cephalotus from them. That's probably also a factor in why their plants seem less "responsive" during the first season. I mean you can get plants cheaper, I guess it just depends on how patient you are. Small is *small* to those guys.

I suppose though if I'm turning out a bunch of seed grown (I'm guessing some of them are probably seed grown based on the growth rate), I don't know what kind of conditions I'd have for them or how often they'd eat :/

Re: Purpurea Purpurea Advice

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:14 pm
by murrkywaters
Price is why I get from cpn, mike is actually a pretty nice guy and helps with educating the community a lot. I don't mind getting the seedlings and small divisions, but I've also never had a larger plant haul off and croak like that either. I have noticed the plants tend to be light starved, but I'm sure you have it in good lighting conditions. It's strange. Have you checked the soil under magnification for mites?

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