My Sarracenia is putting up a flower. It’s just coming out of hibernation and has no leaves yet. Should I let it bloom or cut it off? I know for some plants it’s important to cut off the flower to encourage foliage growth.
(Submitted in April 2021.)
RESPONSE BY JEFF DALLAS:
If your Sarracenia is well established (at least one year from division), then it's fine to let it bloom. It has enough starch reserves to support both flower and leaves. If you just got it, and it looks like the plant may be a recent division, then definitely cut the flower off. Watch this video about cutting off Sarracenia flowers.
• The original question and response have been edited for publication.
• With a database of thousands of questions, we will post a Q&A every few days or so.
• To search for similar posts, click on a hashtag below or use the site's search function.
• To submit a carnivorous plant question, visit Ask the Growers.