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Dear Jeff, Jacob,

been a while, I hope all is good at your side. I enjoyed Jacobīs last video for the February care. Good job, as usual!

However, I have a question about repotting CP, concerns Sarracenia and Dionaea that I keep outside all year round.

Here in Germany, especially where I live, in Cologne, we have had so minor freezing, minus 5 celsius, but all was fine. Last week, sun was shining pretty well, temps reached +10 celsius, could have been up to +15 when hit by the sun directly. Now temperatures are back to "normal" with 7-9 C°.

Should I repott my Sarracenia (which need more space for this upcoming season) now, knowing that spring and growth may come in around 4-6 weeks, or should I wait until growth can be seen and has clearly started?

I was wondering if the repotting of the plants may trigger growth, even if they are supposed to be hibernating? I donīt want to risk repotting, triggering growth, and after 2 weeks, back to hibernation...

What is your experience and expert tip in this case?

Thanks a tons guys, you are the best! I highly appreciate all your knowledge and help you give out for free to help hobbyist growing their carnivorous plants!

Cheers from Germany,


Hi Jean-Paul,

You're fine to re-pot now.  Temperatures seem to be the primary factor in them coming out of dormancy combined with the photoperiod.  We do lots of transplanting right now, and it doesn't seem to make them wake up any sooner.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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