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    It might be a worthwhile experiment if you have two divisions from the same parent rhizome to clip one and not the other and compare pitcher growth.

    Since this is my first year of Sarr growing I want to see flowers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    It might be a worthwhile experiment if you have two divisions from the same parent rhizome to clip one and not the other and compare pitcher growth.

    Since this is my first year of Sarr growing I want to see flowers

    Too late. All flowers have been removed..

    I counted 78 buds and a handfull still too close to the crown to reach...
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    Dang, who has time to count flower buds.
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    I have found if you cut of the flower stalks they will just put out another one meaning using up more energy.

    I just let them do there thing and in the process make some nice hybrids

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    I'm not quite sure why you've destroyed a potential display of 78 flowers

    Removing flowers will not create more pitchers - it doesn't take that much energy to create a flower - it's the formation of seeds that requires most of the energy.

    Would a rubra grow more pitchers later in the season if you removed the floppy spring pitchers as they were growing? I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    But there are many leaves that are green / red for part of the leaf and crispy brown for the top portion. Does one only remove the obvious dead part or the whole leaf?
    I always clip the dying leaves as soon as they are too ugly. I let them, as Clint said, photosynthesize for a while, but once they are mostly brown and crispy, off they come! I don't have a lot of sarrs (very few in fact), so I like the ones I have to be very nice looking, without all the crazy gangly parts.

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    We could always BURN THOSE MOTHERS DOWN! We don't need no RO water let the mothers BURN! BURN MOTHERS BURN!


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