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    I don't know if my pitcher plant is dieing

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    I haven't watered my pitcher plant in two weeks, despite this, it has grown taller. It's browning near the bottom and some bottom leaves are brown now too. Is this normal?
    http://s113.photobucket.com/albums/n...t=P1010011.jpg
    I know I need a bigger container for my pitcher plant but I'm not sure what soil I should get. However if it is on it's way out I won't bother.
    http://s113.photobucket.com/albums/n...P1010009-1.jpg
    Last edited by pickyy; 08-05-2010 at 08:46 PM. Reason: link to pictures

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    I don't see any pics.

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    I'm not sure why they're not working.
    I just uploaded my pics earlier today.
    Last edited by pickyy; 08-05-2010 at 08:46 PM. Reason: pic links moved to first post

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    Here's the pics. The links were clickable for me but I figured I'd do this for anyone that had troubles.



    Leaves at the bottom to die eventually, so that's normal. There might be a few dying because you haven't watered it.
    There's nothing a little TLC can't fix- it still looks very nice. Remove the dead leaves.
    Well, you get a larger container with drain holes.
    As for media, I use mostly long fibered sphag that has some perlite and orchid bark chips mixed in. It works great.
    Keeping it in a smaller pot and not watering enough isn't doing it any favors, that's for sure. Where you keep it doesn't look especially sunny either. If you want to save it, then transplant it into a larger pot, water it regularly, and give it more optimal conditions for whatever species that may be.

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    I see pics!
    Plant looks fine!
    Lower leaves often die off. They get old, less light, etc.
    Cut them off near the stem. It is entirely normal!

    Water the plant, and keep enjoying it!
    If you haven't already, read more about the plants,
    here and in books and on the net.
    And don't worry!
    Everything looks fine....
    (but do water, okay!)
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=113866

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    I agree, just remove the dead growth and do a little fixing up. Most plants are pretty resilient and should bounce back.
    -Josh
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    looks like a ventrata, so it will be tough and hardy.

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    Remove the dead foliage and add water. The leaves look stressed.

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