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    Received Sarracenia rhizomes

    I just purchased five random rhizomes from someone and they arrived bare rooted. My question is whether I should put them in a medium before I put them in the fridge for the next couple months, or whether they could remain mostly bare rooted wrapped in some spaghnum. They are in hibernation now.

    I ask because I have successfully placed mine in the fridge only to repot them in the spring for years now. I have read of some who hibernate them bare rooted.

    (Foot what it's worth, I live in zone 5b and just learned this year I could keep them outside so long as I properly cover them, I plan to try this next winter).

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    how long have they been dormant for? there's a chance they could be potted and put in a window to grow right now. otherwise just wrapped in sphag is fine for in the fridge
    So many plants...so little time

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    Since October. Same time my old ones were put to sleep.

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    as long as it's been minimum six weeks of full dormancy, i would just pot them up and get them going now.
    So many plants...so little time

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    Ok. I'll confirm with the seller. Otherwise I'll wrap them in sphagnum to complete the full six weeks. Thanks!

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    Not sure where the six weeks comes from, but I would be inclined to give them longer, they generally get three months or so in nature,

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    but that three months is going into dormancy, dormancy and coming out of dormancy. if you notice i said six weeks of full dormancy, not beginning stages or end stages.
    So many plants...so little time

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    If you pot them up now, and put them on a windowsill with the usual winter available light (no supplemental lighting), you will quickly end up with lots of elongated, floppy, poorly colored pitchers. I'd allow them to remain dormant (potted or in the fridge; either is fine) until they can be put outside in early spring, when they can enjoy natural lighting as nature intended. JMO, of course.

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