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    Sarrencia Leaning

    Alright my Sarr is doing good, I've been leaving it outside which it seems to like because it's growing pretty fast, the thing I'm concerned with though is one of the pitchers is leaning big time and I see pictures of Sarrs all tightly together all neat and everything, while mine is wild and not so much near each other.

    Is that alright.

    One more thing, There was water in one of the pitchers, the leaning on, I pick it up and it all fell out, but the thing I'm concerned with is the water could be sprinkler water, we have a sprinkler system, but the thing is the plant is high up off the grown off the deck so maybe not?

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    Leaning is a sign that they aren't getting enough light. If you moved them outside recently, give it a little time and their condition will probably improve. It might take a whole season. Planting in larger containers can help some, too, but again you have to give them time to grow and get healthy. Don't worry about what's in the pitchers unless they're growing severely deformed or have big holes chewed in them (in which case you probably have some insect pests.)
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    If a pitcher has turned all floppy it could mean that your plant needs more light. It also depends on what plant you have. A purpurea will have pitchers that lean on the ground and collect water.

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    It's a Sarr, but one more thing.

    All the sudden like over night there seems to be AT LEAST 5 sundews in the pot, needless to say I'm thrilled.

    How do I go about removing them and replanting them?

    Should I just get one big pot and make a sundew farm or what?

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    Depends on your taste. But if they are a tropical sundew or a binata you should remove it because a binata would crowd out all other plants and a tropical sundew would die during dormancy.

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    Well, I'm going to have to say that might be normal. My S. leuco is in Florida sun, all day long, and it sometimes produces pitchers that lean or grow vertically. If it's S. alata, mine almost always capsizes when it produces a pitcher (its rhizome is about half way of the ground so the base of the pitchers don't have support of the soil).

    If they just appeared out of nowhere, they might be seedlings. I wouldn't mess with them if they are, not until they're a good size.

    Edit: Also, if it's only one pitcher, I wouldn't worry.
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    I've found that some plants are just prone to producing very weak/floppy/small pitchers, regardless of the ideal conditions I provide them.

    As for your new found sundews, you could repot them to somewhere indoors if they're tropical, but if they're rotundifolia (likely), leave them because they're temperate.

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    If the plant doesn't have enough water even straight up healthy pitchers of a plant grown in full sunlight all day long will flop over. Sometimes you can get them straight again if you stake the pitchers and water the plant. If not leave them staked.
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