FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus plant care here

Moderator: Matt

By A Fellow Scientist
Posts:  27
Joined:  Wed May 12, 2021 5:32 pm
#385206
Hey everyone,

I got this sarracenia last year and I've noticed what look like the roots coming out the bottom of the pot. I think these plants only use their roots for water unlike traditional plants. Should I upgrade the pot size? Am I hindering its growth by leaving it in the current pot?

Thanks, Tyler
PitcherPlantRoots.jpg
PitcherPlantRoots.jpg (1.82 MiB) Viewed 990 times
SarraceniaChelsonii.jpg
SarraceniaChelsonii.jpg (1.93 MiB) Viewed 990 times
User avatar
By Sundew grower
Location: 
Posts:  147
Joined:  Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:26 pm
#385207
Roots coming out of the bottom of the pot in my opinion, almost always means it's time for a repot.
User avatar
By optique
Location: 
Posts:  1036
Joined:  Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm
#385209
this photo is from a 3gallon pot.
Image
They get large and grow deep roots. i re pot for size increases, 3 gallon being my largest pots. Other then that just freshen media, when the PH goes up things start to rot. this will take 2-5 years based on how and what you water with.
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  2129
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#385213
I'd leave it for now and repot and refresh the media in the spring. If you want to do it now, slip it out of the pot it is in but don't remover the media. Just set it in a hole in the new pot.
By A Fellow Scientist
Posts:  27
Joined:  Wed May 12, 2021 5:32 pm
#385260
Thanks for the advice, I repotted another one earlier in the year and its roots were bound in the bottom. I figured since this one grows stubbier traps it wouldn't creep through the bottom as quick.
Do all varieties roots reach the same depth eventually, or will the shorter types end up shorter I wonder? I'll try and set it in a bigger pot like Panman suggested just so it continues to grow.

The photo looks like it is behind a window, is the[…]

Sarracenia 2021

Those are some magnificent sarrs! How do you keep[…]

prosocialclub

voip phone Time is like a sharp It can carve h[…]

Species guessing game

I've already been a round hoster twice, I think I'[…]

Update! Recently my small business was able to ge[…]

This can be crossed with a filiformis? Wow. Now I […]

I won't give my usual speech as I already have a S[…]

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210921/9c7ebad[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!