Hey everyone. Hope all of you are having an enjoyable summer.
Iím having an issue with one of my S. purps dealing with an underground growth point it seems to have. Back in February, I repotted the plant in question and found out that it had an additional growth point that originated on the underside of the rhizome. Its placement caused several pitchers to remain underground and never rise from the soil level.
This spring, a flower was produced from both growth points. However, now, it seems that both are physically hindering each other in their pitcher production. The superior point isnít making anymore pitchers (at least not that I can see), and itís not nice and typical. The inferior point is making pitchers, but they are getting squashed under the soil and under the mature pitchers from the superior point.
Here is the plant in February with the inferior growth point and the pitchers that remained underground.
Here it is today. You canít really see it, but there are several squashed pitchers just below the origin there:
Have any of you experienced this before? Back when I repotted it, I expected the continuation of the problem, so I potted the plant as high as possible on the soil level. It seems like thereís not going to be a way around this until I can divide the plant..... right?