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    Is my sarracenia dead?



    First off, I'm sorry about the pitcure quality! It was the best that I could do. All of those stumps you see are pitchers which I've had to cut off of the plant. I received it with one 2-inch pitcher, which wasn't really clinging to life too well, and a large number of brown, dry, dead pitchers. A few days ago, it sent up one little green shoot, but as of today, that's started to go brown as well. It's well-watered and gets about 10 hours of sun a day, 7 hours direct. I've heard that purpurea are really hardy, so should I let it go for another few days, just to see if it can recover? Is there any way that I can tell if the main plant is dead? Thanks in advance!

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    Not sure about a Sarracenia but.......for my venus flytrap (that unfortunetly died) I used an easy way to see if it was dead. I first pulled up on it a bit and it came right out of the ground. Then I checked the roots and they looked dried up and dead. But not sure if that works the same on that kind of plant

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    it dosent look like it will make it. when they refer to S. purpurea as hardy...they mean cold hardy. cut off a small piece of the rhizome. if it is brown and mushy. you have a dead plant.

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    yeah dont cut the rhizome to much because if it is "alive" or "clinging to life" you will kill it.
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    I'll take a good look at the rhizome tomorrow. If it's not dead, what can I do to bring it back to good health?

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    carefully uproot the plant. spray with a good fungucide and insecticide then repot into fresh media. it look like how i lost several of my sarrs....rhizome rot.
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    No need to cut the rhizome, just a few gentle squeezes should do. It should be firm like a raw potato.
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    Well, I went and felt the rhizome of the plant in question, and it's still nice and firm, although the one shoot that'd popped up is most def. dead now. I guess I'll just keep watering it and hoping that the sun will come out soon.

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