Jbron

Carnivore
wait, wont sarracenias get rhizome rot if they are exposed to freezing cold?
They’re tucked in for winter now. I put them to sleep when temps get below -4 at night on the regular. Usually in my area we don’t get any snow this time of year. But third week of october we got 9” so that was a bit of a surprise.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
Snow on the plants doesn't mean the rhizomes are frozen. The wet soil acts as a big heat store. It takes a heavy or prolonged freeze to freeze the rhizomes all the way through. Also you can have snow on the leaves if the temperature is above freezing.
Rhizomes may be ok if frozen a "bit" but I wouldn't count on it.
 
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