Oops, I froze them...

Apoplast

Carnivorous Plant Addict
A sad update. One of them has started rotting. It began growing, but recently the new leaf fell over. Knowing this was a bad sign, I investigated the base. Sure enough the entire growth point has rotted. Unfortunately this is one of the plants I finally was able to purchase last spring after years of searching - one of the darkest clones known of S. alata var. nigropurpurea. I'm not sure if this is the result of the freeze or if it is because we have had such a variable spring, with 30C already and snow yesterday.

There is not much rhizome to work with, but I know there are a few living roots. So, tonight I plan to excise the rotten tissue to prevent the spread and hope I can salvage something. Wish me luck!
 

Apoplast

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Sometimes you can save a bit of the rhizome, maybe putting powdered sulphur on the fresh cuts.
I cut off the rot. The roots look good, but not the rhizome. That's dicey at best. Time will tell.

I too hunted one of these down, had to have one! Sorry to hear of your loss.

Sarracenia alata var. nigropurprea “Black Tube” Desosto National Forest

Just coming out of dormancy, excited to see what it will do this summer.
Oh you got Mike's A27. Nice! I have/had A58. Post pictures so I can live vicariously?
 

Kevin1861

Carnivore
So, I keep my Sarrs in their tubs in my tuck-under garage on a shelf. In addition to being part of the basement, which adds heat to it, I have a 1/4 hp aquarium chiller in there that adds heat from my highland growroom. Typically the garage doesn't freeze, however... I went in yesterday evening to find ice in the Sarrs' buckets. Clearly the leaves also froze and some of the soil. This will be the first time I've frozen my Sarrs. I've moved them to my seasonal growroom where my tuberous dews live, to prevent further freezing (it'll be -29C again tonight). I think they are all going to pull through. I trimmed the old pitchers last night after the discovery, which meant I brought them into the finished part of the basement, and they thawed. The only one that looked rough was my S. minor from Berkeley Co., South Carolina. It was clearly not happy about the freeze. I was pretty worried about my S. flava 'Waccamaw' which took years to get and would be not only challenging to replace, but expensive if I did. Here's hoping they all pull through.
Ahhhh, -29C…we like to refer to that as a mild spring day in Saskatoon. :D
 
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Apoplast

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This are lovely! My MK clone rotted. Everything else made it. The warm winter this year has been a bit of a bugger for the Sarrs. Too cold to put them out, but getting too warm in the garage to make them okay with being dormant. They've been happier, but I think they'll pull through once again. :p
 

Kevin1861

Carnivore
This are lovely! My MK clone rotted. Everything else made it. The warm winter this year has been a bit of a bugger for the Sarrs. Too cold to put them out, but getting too warm in the garage to make them okay with being dormant. They've been happier, but I think they'll pull through once again. :p
What about the fridge method? Would that be better?
 
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