Hey folks! Glad I found this board. About 5 days ago my mother came to visit the grandkids and left me with a few cp's (she works at a nursery on the Oregon coast), specifically a Serracenia(x Judith Lindle) and a vfp. These are the first cf's I've ever actually owned, so I'm not quite sure what to look for as far as warning signs in their health. I've been cruising the forums here and doing plenty of online research to figure out the care, but I still have some specific questions I hope you can answer.
First of all, the plants are tissue cultures from a place in Oregon that specifically grows cp's. However, I can't imagine that they have been put through any sort of dormant period--should I worry about this or just do it next year? The Sarracenia is in a 3" pot with multiple pitchers, the tallest of which is around 7-8". The first night I put the pot in a tall glass vase with gravel and rainwater so that the bottom 1/2" of the pot was beneath the waterline. I put the vase in a south facing window and it got plenty of sun...actually, probably a little too much. The glass really intesified the light and quite a few of the little pitchers seemed to "burn" (shrivel and dry up, turn brownish.) I ditched that idea and have sinced placed the potted plant in a bowl with gravel and rainwater. It seems to be doing fine, but some of the pitcher "lids" still seem to be dry and brittle around the edges.
Am I doing things ok at this point(i.e. is it just a matter of waiting it out and seeing what will happen)?