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    Just Got a Sarracenia. What Kind? Dormancy This Year?

    In July of '08, I got my first pitcher plants, and kept them inside by a sunny window all winter, and then outside since then. So I skipped that dormancy. But I just got a new pitcher plant today at Lowe's, and I have a couple questions.

    1.) What kind is it? It doesn't look like the others I have.







    2.) Would it be a bad idea to skip its dormancy this winter and have it grow inside? I'm afraid (I don't know why) that it might be a shock to go from the death cube right into the cold of outside. All my other plants have been outside every day and only brought in one night so far this summer and fall, so they've been easing into this dormancy thing like they're supposed to.


    Please advise! Thanks :-)
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    1) To me it looks like a S. x Judith hindle with poor colouration in it, or S. x dana's delight.

    2) I would just give it dormancy, but I'm not really sure...

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    Judith Hindle. I would say give it dormancy, but put it under a table the first day or so.
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    Letting it go dormant is like buying a toy and then putting it in storage for 4 months But if that's what's best....
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    i would just treat it like your others, putting it in a sunny window for the winter. it's not temps that trigger dormancy, but photoperiod. since it's a TC plant and in a lowes cube, i'm sure its biological clock is all messed up. it may not go dormant at all, which shouldn't be a problem at this stage. i'd stick it outside as soon as possible in the spring, and with a full growing season under it's belt, it should behave normally and sleep next winter. oh, and like the others have said, i'm pretty sure it's a judith hindle that just needs a bit more light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TENroaches View Post
    Letting it go dormant is like buying a toy and then putting it in storage for 4 months But if that's what's best....
    thats why you shouldnt buy toys right before nap time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    thats why you shouldnt buy toys right before nap time.

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    I couldn't resist! I'd never seen that kind there before!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TENroaches View Post
    I couldn't resist! I'd never seen that kind there before!
    yeah I know..I probably would have done the same thing!
    and if you didnt buy it, it probably would have just died from neglect at Lowes..
    so you probably saved its life!

    (I cant believe im saying this..since I am the "dormancy nazi" here)
    but since its a new death-cube plant, I agree its "clock" is probably a mess..
    it has no idea what time of year it is, and is not properly prepared for dormancy..
    so it might be better to leave it on the windowsill all winter, (rather than the real dormancy of your other plants) then put it outside in the Spring, and then it will have a full season outside and will be properly prepared for dormancy a year from now..

    its probably too late in the season to prepare it for dormancy by putting it outside now..
    we only have a week or two more that the plants can be outside..thats not enough time..

    Scot

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