how hardy is a Neptenthes in Dallas tx

stevexyz(Dallas, TX 8)September 29, 2008

I am new to all this but how cold hardy is a pitcher plant

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Forget having one outside in winter in Dallas. It gets way too cold there. Matter of fact, the heat might be too much for them as well. If you want something you can leave outdoors over winter, I'd focus on the North American species like vft and Sarracenia. There's probably some sundews and pings that would do OK as well. Either way, any plants outdoors are going to go dormant during winter.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 4:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
stevexyz(Dallas, TX 8)

are all of the Sarracenia hardy to the texas winter/summer?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 8:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hiddenjungle(zone 6, NY)

Sarracenia are hardy by zone, here in zone 6 i have to provide overwintering protection but since you live in zone 8, i dont think you would need too. Most sarracenia will tolerate 80-100F during day 60+ at night although i havn't experienced temps above say 95F here.

As for nepenthes, yes they are my favorite and if you would like to grow some you can just depends on which plants you choose, there are highland and lowland nepenthes. Highlanders prefer day temps to be 70-90F and have cool night 55-65F, lowlanders like it hot and humid through the day and night, so 80-90F, they are tropical plants and wont overwinter outdoors but you can bring them inside and grow them as a houseplant while the winter passes. i grow my neps in partial sun, mist them daily, and keep there soil moist at all times, if temps are high you have to water more often, low, not as much

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 9:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I believe there's some Sarracenias that grow wild in Texas in the swampy areas along the coast.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 3:32AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Help with N. alata
Hi, We have recently added the wonderful pitcher plant...
Artificial lighting for Sarracenia?
I lived in Zone 10 (San Francisco) and moved from a...
Miracle Gro
:/ sigh Miracle Gro..... so it seems that this stuff...
Can dead sphagnum turn into live sphagnum?
I'm noticing some green patches in my LFS. Is it live...
Please help?! Nepenthes got too hot:(
Hi I've been growing Neps for about 2years now, I love...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™