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    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
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    On both my Sarracenia leucophylla four of the five flowers on each plant (10 flowers total) pointed SW the others pointed 45-90degrees (S-E). They only get sun from the west being on a west facing balcony.

    The S. flava and S. 'tarnok' had been moved several times to minimize wind damage so I did not include them in this observation
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    It's a Beatles thing.... "I'll follow the sun". Actually, the flowers and stems seem to bend toward whatever light source they have. I have had window sill P. primuliflora flowers face the sun and when I turned the pot, they repositioned themselves. Same with the utric flowers that are in my closet, under articial lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    It's a Beatles thing.... "I'll follow the sun". Actually, the flowers and stems seem to bend toward whatever light source they have. I have had window sill P. primuliflora flowers face the sun and when I turned the pot, they repositioned themselves. Same with the utric flowers that are in my closet, under articial lighting.

    Agreed! The effect is called Phototropism.

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    Interesting,

    When I got my S. oreophila x leucophylla, the pitcher seemed to bend, it's going towards a different light source now, and my Dionaea also went towards their light source, interesting.

    I also just noticed I have the same post count as the above poster. Intriguing.
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