I got a Sarracenia alata from you a year ago, and it grew beautifully and caught lots of bugs. So, this past winter I clipped the old pitchers off as suggested in your monthly care video and re-potted it a month ago. But other than a little bit of green here and there and some nice red coloration near the old pitchers, I don’t see any new growth coming up. Is it still too early for this pitcher, or should I be worried? My hardy sundews have some new growth already. I'm in the Portland area.
(Submitted in April 2019.)
RESPONSE BY JEFF DALLAS:
Sarracenia alata is a late season plant and wakes up slower than sundews. Your plant actually looks very similar to our plants right now for this time of the year. But, in your photo, I see four new pitchers starting to grow. Take a close look at the lower portion and right side of the rhizome. You'll see several dark red spikes coming out. That's new growth. With this species, we will see the first open pitchers by the end of May, at least in the Portland area.
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