I received five different Sarracenia varieties from a well-known and repeatable online nursery, and I'd like to repot them into more decorative (and larger) draining pots.
- S. flava
- S. leucophylla 'Tarnok'
- S. psittacina
- S. purpurea ssp. venosa
- S. rubra ssp. alabamensis
All the Sarr's soil, as it currently is, smells rather musty (downright funky in fact) and appears to be well settled and compact. When I gently tilt a plant out of its plastic pot I notice that is looks very root-bound. Actually, three of the five look quite root-bound.
All five plants are healthy right now; good color and everything.
I guess my question is: Is it alright to cut away some of the roots in order to loosen away the old funky soil to repot them into a fresh peat / perlite mix?
Would cutting off some of their cramped roots damage or even kill my Sarrs? Or are Sarrs durable enough to have their "legs" trimmed??