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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    You can by small trellises to hold them up. When I visited JBL 2 years ago he gave me a S. flava that came with a mini-trellis.

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    Hi Pokerwseguy

    I didn't know you live in Richmond. So do I. Yay!...finally another CPer in Richmond. Cynic81 also lives here (at VCU). Maybe in the future we can entice Kahnli to move here since he wants to come back to VA. hehe

    I guess the prior storms and Ernesto hit you the way it hit me. All my pitchers are flattened. Combination rain and wind. My pitchers fill up with water and fall over. My beautiful 'Leah Wilkerson' which has stood tall all summer finally succumbed to the elements. I just have her propped up.

    Other than staking them, there's not much you can do. The flattened situation doesn't really hurt the plants...it happens in their natural habitat too. By this time of year they are aging pitchers and no match for strong weather conditions. But aesthetically, I know it doesn't look good.

    Glad to see a fellow Richmonder around here.
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    Yep that is exactly whats happening. This is my first year growing but it has gone well. Ernestos rain tipped them over and they dried in the medium, making them "stuck"
    Then since the bog is flooded alot of the SPM flows into the pitchers and they cant get upright again.

    I think the way to solve this is with time(as they mature) and pine needles which would keeo the SPM out of the pitchers but i guess i will know next year.

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