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    Sarracenias not coming up right. (updated)

    Here are two pictures of the plants. I hope this shows enough for you guys to see what's going on. I put them in the sun, outside the shade house, but this seemed to burn them very quickly. It is very hot here at the moment. 30-40 D.C.

    I'm in Mandurah, a small city on the south-west cost of Western Australia, roughly 400km from where Cephalotus can be found growing wild.





    You should be able to zoom in on the pics. If not, here are the links to where they are being hosted.

    http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...t=S1030991.jpg

    http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...t=S1030988.jpg

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    Hi Michael,

    I guess it would help if we knew your location. From your statement, I assume that you're in the southern hemisphere. It would be useful if you could provide pictures so we can ***** the situation. It might also help if you can photograph the location where the plants are and what the current temperatures and weather conditions in your locality are like. It's also helpful to know the species of sarra that we're talking about as different species put out pitchers at different times. Finally, please examine your plants for any signs of pests like aphids, scale or thrips.

    Not fully knowing all these things, it sounds as if your plants might be etiolated due to lack of sunlight. A second reason that I've seen for deformed growth is if your water is not RO or distilled.
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    just to add into the mix, maybe they're not getting enough sunlight. i've had this problem, as i lived in a condo--the brightest lighted window was western facing. my S. flava and leucophylla, especially had problems producing nice pitchers, while my purpurea, alata, and rubra faired much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    Finally, please examine your plants for any signs of pests like aphids, scale or thrips.
    That was my thought too. Without more details or pictures, it sounds like bugs.
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    seems i read thet some sarr. produce early spring pitchers that are some what wimpy , they fall over, are lidless. and most of the time they dont even open , maybe in a week or two they will start producing larger and more sturdy pitchers, dont give up . I know there is a name for the early pitchers, Help anyone know that name cant find it in my one book on sarrs. sar.rubra produce quite a lot of these thay are alos deformed and curl

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    the odd pitchers i'm speaking of are called, phyllodia,

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    Phyllodia aren't pitchers. They are ensiform (sword-shaped) leaves. That's different than an 'odd pitcher'.
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    brokken do you think that may be what requiemsone may be talking about ? he says just the tall ones ??

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