If you live in colder regions and bring your sarracenia out of dormancy rather than let mama nature do it in a few months, how do you keep 'em alive? This is not going well and I'm sure that light is the problem. I have nice new growth start and then the pitcher gets soft and "grassy" feeling and then wilts and dies. I pull it off and the rhizome is brown on that spot, but white elsewhere. On some, it started under the lights and then outgrows the area so I move them to a sunny window and then they wilt and get funky.
What I have is several pots of rhizomes with no green on them whatsoever that are still white inside. Several of these started out very promising. Artificial lighting is always tough since the pitchers get too tall so I was wondering if anybody has figured out a way around this problem? This is my first spring of waking the plants up and I was about to give all of my plants away this afternoon and just quite the hobby out of frustration!
I've rigged up a clamp light today for some of them but can't afford to run out an buy enough of those to surround all of the sarrs so I'm hoping that there is a good solution.
Most of you probably just plop them in the window and are fine which makes me wonder what the heck I'm doing wrong. They are in a big south window and a west one as well and that doesn't seem to be working.