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    Sarracenia waking up?

    Shouldnt' Sarracenia be waking up about now. I kept them in a refrigerator for 4 months.

    Got them out 6 weeks ago--still no sign of growth.

    If I've lost these, its my last try and worst results.

    I need tips on finding out if these are even alive anymore or if I am waiting for dead plants to suddenly spring to life.

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    If they are firm and have color, they are still alive. You're being impatient. I live in Georgia and mine haven't started growing again, so I'm sure they will take longer in Michigan.

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    ^True. Patience is key, but any time now... My oreo is already sending up a flower and a new pitcher, while my purp has a little purple bump coming up from its rhizome. All in good time, my dear... all in good time.


    EDIT: I guess if you’re desperate, you could check the rhizomes... Or even repot while you’re at it...
    -Joel from Southern California


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    I'm going to check them. This is my 3rd time trying.

    NOTE: THey are INSIDE in a warm terrarium. I repotted them after giving them a 4 month dormancy in the refrigerator.

    I'll check them and if they are rotted or something, I GIVE UP.

    My utricularias have bloomed their heads off all winter. I'll stick with what grows well for me.

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    Some of my Sarrs are putting up flowers stalks; some are not.

    And all of mine have been indoors in cold, dark windows all winter.

    Sarrs are just different. Different species and different ages...

    I would give yours more light and some slow gentle warmth to "wake 'em up".

    You just don't want to shock them with sudden heat after being in the 'fridge for four months.
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    Refrigerating your plants increases the probability of fungal growth. I don't live in your climate, but I believe that your plants will do better without refrigeration.

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    cant you put it outside? why in a terrarium?

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