I recently purchased a Sarracenia purpurea from Armstrong's, and I know it will go into dormancy soon, but I'm not sure about the care requirements in dormancy. I live in Fullerton, CA so will the winter temps here be enough to trigger dormancy, or should I trim the pitchers and pop it into my fridge? If so, how would I go about using the "fridge method"?
I'm in fairly tropical climate and can trigger dormancy in several sarra's by changing the lighting gradually and dropping the water table, and our winters are only 20-24c days, 8-15c nights, but my purpurea are one of those sarra's I just cant force into dormancy, the good news is I have had mine for just over a few years now and still no signs of slowing down, but in general with sarra when there in dormancy lower the water table abit, whilst growing they like sopping wet, but in dormancy they like moist. Otherwise some people take the plant out, cut off the leaves/traps and wrap the rhizome in a small bag with moist spag and leave it in the crisper (the crisper is so it doesn't freeze/burn it), however this method can be risky as plants leaving dormancy from this are more prone to rot (in my experience). If you know what subspecies you have this can help to, because of their large range they have a few variants, think of it like highland/lowland neps, or in this case temperate to less temperate. Purpurea "purpurea" is the northern one, starting in Canada, its a cold loving variety, "venosa" is the southern one and goes as far as Georgia, Louisiana and Florida (as spoken of in Peter D'Amato's book) There are many other subspecies but they are the main two as far as I know, I grow both and find that venosa does grow best for me here, where as "Purpurea" is abit slow growing and needs to be grown in the shade, as opposed to venosa whom loves the sun here.
Hope this helps, but i'm unsure of the temps in California, I presume if you have a venosa it will do it itself, but purpurea may need convincing.
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