Carnivorous Plants/repotting


In the dvds which I have the subject of repotting is extensively explained which is great except for the WHAT TIME OF THE YEAR it can safely be done. Is there a time frame for each cp species where it can be repotted up to a certain date and no later? I have a nepenthes that I'd like to repot but I don't know if I can now since summer is rapidly headed for fall and winter not far from that.
Your thoughts friends.

Hi Cliff,

The main reason you don't see much about that in Volume #3 or #2 is that it doesn't matter that much for tropical plants.  It matters much more for temperate plants discussed in the volume #1 DVD.  You can really re-pot a Nepenthes anytime.  Also, if you're doing a simple re-pot, you can do that with just about any of them at any time.  Some of that will depend on winters in your area.  If you live in an area with very cold winters, repotting in winter just isn't practical unless you have a coldframe greenhouse to keep them in above freezing.  

What you really don't want to do is divide plants like Sarracenia while in growth midsummer.  Even though it won't usually kill them, it will set them back some.  It's also unwise to divide plants just before they go dormant since they won't have time to repair the damage before going dormant.  Tropical plants don't have that issue.

I'll make note of this needing to be clarified and add it to our list of possible revisions to the DVD's.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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