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    There are several approaches you could take. You could over-winter them outside by mulching them. You could put them in the basement or attic. You can put them in deeper pots by removing all of the contents as one unit, into prepared pots. You can do this in late fall. You could even put them in an insulated cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossy Girl View Post
    I do know those plants need larger pots (and better soil),
    Better soil (media) perhaps..(I dont know what you are using now)
    but you really dont need larger pots at all..
    those pots are just fine, and will serve those plants well for many years..
    In fact, some would even say those pots are on the "large end" of an acceptable range.

    larger can be bad..more media means more chances for media decay and anaerobic spots.
    and some say smaller pots and being somewhat rootbound = larger sarracenia pitchers.

    You could go slightly smaller and still be fine.
    IMO you should stay exactly where you are, on pot size.
    for the "tray method" there is no need to go any larger at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post

    larger can be bad..more media means more chances for media decay and anaerobic spots.
    and some say smaller pots and being somewhat rootbound = larger sarracenia pitchers.
    Interesting. I have traditionally went for pots at least six inches deep, preferably deeper. The Holy Grail for me is a pot anything around nine inches deep and a width of adequate size for the intended plant. I have always done this in an effort to get the longest roots possible. They are capable of getting quite long in deep pots: at least eight inches or more. I also thought the extra media would keep the soil consistent in temperature.

    Hearing that pitchers get bigger in smaller pots makes me reconsider this though. I was wanting to repot all of my stuff over the winter in the same model of pot (hopefully square) and have a decision to make, it seems.

    Thanks for the new info, gang!
    Corey Bennett

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