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Carnivorous Plants: Repotting

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Arlington, TX

June 15, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9166848

Started to repot most of my CP's. Pitcher plants, no problem except they were so root bound I had to cut them out of the pots! The real pain are the VFT's. They started looking poorly this year and I realized the soil had degraded and that they had reproduced to the point of being crazy. It took me a long time to get dozens of small, med. and large plants out of one pot. I got 6 pots from 1! I just couldn't throw away the tiny ones. I still have a very large pot to divide and have no idea what I will do with all of the plants in that one. I hope they survive being transplanted in this heat. They are in the shade for a few days and then its back into full sun.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #9167326

I usually repot mine when it's time to wake them up in the spring as they come out of dormancy.

That Sarracenia looks healthy!

Arlington, TX

June 16, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9167381

Thats when I should have done it. But I still would have had dozens of little plantlets to deal with. I keep mine out all year so the only advantage would be cooler temps. I am hoping they have time to recover this summer.
That Judith Hindle was the first Sar. I bought many years back and I just now repotted the poor thing! I should have taken a pick, no soil just a little moss on the bottom and top and I had to cut the pot apart to get the plant out. It is a very robust grower and extremely hardy.
Arlington, TX

June 16, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9168017

4 more Sar. repotted today. One plant looks like it still needs an even bigger pot but its roots fit nicely so it should be ok. Now I need a bigger container to soak them all in. Anyone have an old claw foot tub for sale? Or, a nice old double utility sink?

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Frisco, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9176633

You sure do have a hefty knack at growing them there Sarracenias Cheryl. Awesome pictures of your stock!
Arlington, TX

June 22, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9176643

They are old plants. It took them 4 years to grow that large. I bought 4 new plants this year and hope they get growing because they are pretty small now.

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