Okay, so I just got a Sarracenia leucophylla in the mail and the champs over at flytrapshop.com sent me the smallest pot imaginable (2.25'') for so large a plant. The soil is 1 part long fiber sphagnum 1 part perlite--and that's good, to my understanding--but the root system isn't entirely beneath the sphagnum/perlite. At this point i have my Sarracenia in a small tray next to my window on a cloudy day and, since I'm entirely new to the care and maintenance of pitcher plants, I need information.
1. Does the size of the pot matter? Should I re-repot it so Sarracenia's roots have ample room?
2. Do pitcher plants need to be partially submerged in trays of water like Venus Fly Traps?
3. Is it normal for the leaves/pitchers to lean? I can't keep this dinky little pot upright.
4. This seems dumb but I'll ask it anyway: Do you need to fill the pitchers? Or is there a natural mechanism to that effect?
And yes, I know to use distilled water. The plant is indoors btw, and I live in Cincinnati, OH. Thanks for your help and info, guys. I too think carnivorous plants are unconditionally awesome, and I appreciate all the information ya'll can provide me.