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    Just checked the roots and corms of the VFTs and purpurae and they look very healthy. One of the VFTs divided, bringing the total to 4. It looks like they're going to come back with a vengeance! The purpurae already has 2 new leaves coming up and the VFTs are already showing new growth. Needless to say I'm very excited that my plants wintered successfully, for the most part.
    I also found one of the D. brevifolia. It's completely black.

    The S. minor may not have made it. I'm color deficient and cannot see green at all. The majority of the pitchers are brown, with a slight trace of color at the bases. I'll try to upload images tomorrow.

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    I would'nt worry too much yet. Sarracenia in general can take quite a bit of "hostile treatment". The rhizome itself retains quite a bit of moisture and unless or untill it turns to mush, you should be fine. Ive grown quite a few Sars in my time and Ive dried out a few.. they all seem to rebound nicely.

    As a side note, I learned a while back from a former forum member that Sarracenia do best in a bog type bedding and really flourish when kept extremely wet. I followed that advice and planted mine in undrained cement mixing tubs (approx. 26 x 36 x 8) with pure peat moss substrate and flooded with r/o water every day or so. Keep em wet and they will grow like nobodys busines.

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    D. brevifolia is pretty much an annual/biennial. They do not form hibernacula when they go dormant. With Drosera I always try to reseed the pot whenever they flower to keep them going.
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    I'll have to restock on the brevifolia then...... I acquired mine too late in the year for them to flower for me. The rotundifolia has probably met the same fate. Hopefully Meadowview has some more of them.

    That's good to hear about the Sarras. I'm watering it everyday right now.

    Also, would water from a dehumidifier be safe to use on CPs?

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    Well if they don't spring back or sprout seedlings and Phil is out of them drop me a note as I can send you some seed or maybe even plants. Meadowview would be good since the plants would be better acclimated to your area.

    Dehumidifier or AC condenser runoff is usually ok but you should test it for Total Dissolved Solids and pH. An aquarium/tropical fish/pet store can test a sample. If it has any odor I would be very cautious on using the water.

    Anyway, glad to hear your Sarracenia and Dionaea are doing great. Too wet during dormancy can be bad too. A lot of it depends on your local climate.
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    Sweet, I might have to take you up on that offer.

    Luckily, I'm an aquarium guy and have a basic test kit. I'll run the 4 basics next time it fills up. I can't wait to see what the survivors do. It looks like they're growing pretty fast.

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