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    Strange Spike-thing growing?

    Well, I've finally done it. Now that I've moved back in with my parents I have a large deck with full-sun all day long, and have picked up some sarracenia, VFT's, and a sundew and put them outside. The Sarracenia I have are some Leucophylla Tarnok that were incredible inexpensive, and I potted them about about 5 days ago. Since then I have seen some new growth, but I don't really know what it is. From all the pictures I have seen, sarracenia pitchers have tiny little hoods as they develop. This, from what I can tell, looks just like some kind of red spike. The pictures are mediocre, I lost the battery charger for my camera, so I needed to use my phone. Anyhow, here are the pics...


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    Also, do you think I planted them too deeply, and need to expose the crown a bit more? Thanks for the input!
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    Looks like a phyllodia. It's normal. Neat pot. :P
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    They're developing pitchers. Sometimes that's how they look when they first emerge... Or it could just be the fact that it's the first growth of the season, which almost always has something wrong with it.
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    Thats an AWESOME pot.
    My leucophylla's pitcher came up looking like yours now theres a little thing hanging over it. I guess some of the first pitchers of the season look like phyllodia but may make pitchers.

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    I had a Flava with messed up growth. It is making a phylodia with a pitcher on about the top two inches. It looks perfectly fine except for this. I think its just messed up spring growth.
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    yes its a cool pot..
    but IMO its not really that great for CP's..
    I would be concerned that the water level is SO far down, way down at the bottom 1-inch of the pot..
    might end up being too dry for the Sarrs way at the top..

    might be fine..but the top of the pot is definately going to be on the dry side..

    I would get a deeper tray so the water in the tray could be maintained at the bottom of the "side extensions" that contain the VFTs..

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    Scotty-

    I had the same concern too. So far I have just been making sure that I watered it enough everyday, but who knows what will happen when the weather warms up. I had definitely planned on keeping an eye on it, and might indeed looking into getting a deeper tray, if I can find one. Today is "go look around the local nurseries day," so we'll see what we can come across.

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    That's exactly what you want to see in spring. Those are the developing pitchers - and since you're seeing exactly what you should, I don't think that they're planted too deeply.
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