like on of its parents S. psittacina the pitchers stay inclosed(unless you have mine which the hoods do part and fully open for some reason) does that answer one question? on mine the hoods split and look somthing like minor but the hood is not as extremly...eh bent down. more like 'Dixie Lace'. and when the pitchers first open the little hole underneath them they are very pale red color. about a week later they really darken up and are very pretty.