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    Unhappy The weather outside is frightful...

    Yeah... as the title says the weather has been pretty horrible this season. I still have sarrs that haven't even begun pitcher production. The temperatures are significantly cooler than normal and the wind has been destructive. A lot of the plants that have produced pitchers now have broken, bent, and dried pitchers. It's times like these I wish I had a greenhouse.

    So since I don't have pictures of pretty plants here are some pictures of damaged plants....







    -Joel from Southern California


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    Quote Originally Posted by joossa View Post
    Yeah... as the title says the weather has been pretty horrible this season. I still have sarrs that haven't even begun pitcher production. The temperatures are significantly cooler than normal...
    Well, I started watering less this year, and it's been hot and sunny like it's summer. My oreophilas are already calling it a year!
    "I, for one, can't wait to grow Nepenthes extincta!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    Well, I started watering less this year, and it's been hot and sunny like it's summer. My oreophilas are already calling it a year!
    Lucky you - at least your oreophilas have pitchers! Freak winds up here have destroyed every single one of my oreo's - and those were the biggest I had on the plant up to date!

    It's been an interesting spring, to say the least
    <Heli> How are you guys losing your hamatas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by petmantis View Post
    Lucky you - at least your oreophilas have pitchers!
    Not for long. The pitchers are showing lots of age spots. So much for aging gracefully.
    "I, for one, can't wait to grow Nepenthes extincta!"
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    I know what you mean about the wind Joel. None of mine have broken but they are all copping a "mean lean". It has been extremely windy on and off for the last month or two.

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    my first oreo pitchers are just a couple weeks from opening lol....
    but the weather up here isnt much better
    we had a huge hail storm the other day that knocked the lid off of a very nice developing leah wilkerson pitcher, thankfully i got them inside the greenhouse and under the patio before any more damage was done

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    Yesterday it was so windy the planes were having problems...
    I had to stake up my Sarrs with orchid clips.

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    It's so windy my Alata "RedBlack" x Flava Kimber plant actually grew a pitcher horizontally, and once the winds died down, it grew straight up as it should. It's like, taking a L and turning it counter clockwise 90 degrees.

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