Carnivorous Plants/repotting


I just ordered a couple of Sarracenia from you that says it comes as potted rhizomes. Eventually I want them in 6 inch pots.  Should I re-pot them before they start growing or wait until they come out of dormancy?

Hi Patricia,

Repot them now.  While the plants are still dormant there is very little disturbance to them, and the quickly recover from any stress of transplanting.  Sarracenia are very tough anyway, and are not that phased by transplanting even when they are actively growing.  

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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