You ever hear one of those “near death” or “back from the dead” stories? If you have, you’ve probably heard about the peaceful feeling and the bright white light! Well if my plants could talk, they’d be telling me all about that white light!!!!
As I mentioned in a previous post, I figured I’d deal with some losses due to the extreme cold this winter. I reported that my Drosera binatas had died, as did a few of my Sarracenia due to heaving out of the soil from the intense freeze!
I ended up leaving the “dead” plants in the ground, hoping that they might come back! Actually the truth is, I never got around to pulling them out and giving them a proper burial in the composter. By the time I made the time to get them out and compost them, low an behold, they’ve come back to life. Some are extremely messed up, like this psittacina below.
I was convinced that this gulf coast purpurea was done! Looks like its gonna make it after all.
So the lesson to be learned here, for people growing Sarracenia in cold climates, don’t pitch the pitcher plants if they look dead in early spring cause they will come back when they see the light!