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    My first Sarrancenia and i'm already doing something wrong!

    Hi,

    My plant is drying, although i have it in water.
    Bought it at Bauhaus where it was fully grown.
    Some of the pitchers are new since i got it about a month ago.

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    The plant is totally out of phase with seasons in the northern hemisphere. I have some similar plants, but I can't get a pic because they're under several feet of snow. The pitchers dry out and die back over the winter, and this is likely what's happening to yours now.
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    Ok, should I put it in winter remission? I have a food chellar that has around 5 degrees Celsius where I can store it for 3 - 4 months but it will only be that cold for another 2-3 months
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    A couple months of cold and dark won't hurt it. You should try to grow outside year round, which makes dormancy easy.
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    Thank you for your answer!

    Should I also kill the lights or should it have some hours of light?

    I appreciate your quick response, will do this later.

    In sweden we have like -25 for some weeks, sometimes without snow so it does not survive our harch winters I think?

    Thanks again!

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    Light is good, because more than temperature it's how plants know what season it is. Cut the lights to 10 hours while keeping the plants dormant, and try to keep them away from extraneous light from windows while the lights are off. Sarracenia purpurea purpurea can certainly survive your winters if it's in the ground and mulched. Other Sarracenia aren't as hardy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Light is good, because more than temperature it's how plants know what season it is. Cut the lights to 10 hours while keeping the plants dormant, and try to keep them away from extraneous light from windows while the lights are off. Sarracenia purpurea purpurea can certainly survive your winters if it's in the ground and mulched. Other Sarracenia aren't as hardy.
    Agree, although I wonder if they actually need the mulching to be outside. There are enough wild ones somewhere nearby where I live to have pitcher plant moths, and no one's covering them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzzfish View Post
    Agree, although I wonder if they actually need the mulching to be outside. There are enough wild ones somewhere nearby where I live to have pitcher plant moths, and no one's covering them.
    That would be more informative if there was a location or winter minimum temperature in there
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