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    Mail from Dewy!

    I received S. alata "Covington LA" in my mail from Dewy today





    Not much to look at yet but I think I have some time to get some pitchers out of them! Needless to say I'm pretty excited

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    The good thing about S. alata (at least up here in the north east) is they put out their biggest and best pitchers in late summer through fall. You should get plenty of nice ones in the next couple of months.

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    Ooh great! It was like that with my S. leuco so I bet it's the same here as it is there with the alata too.

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    Awesome, glad you received them and it looks like they made the travel well I'll post some pictures in this thread tomorrow of the ones I have growing as aquatics. I decided to try an experiment one year, I took several and put them in a plastic container and filled it with water. Even in winter when the water was completely frozen, the plants still survived and have sent up the biggest pitchers of the year. Oddly, they haven't flowered, but they are healthier looking than the ones I grow in peaterlite lol. Hope you enjoy them, they should start producing some new pitchers soon and as the previous poster said, they produce the nicest pitchers in the autumn.
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    Nice! I also received mine as well in excellent condition! Thanks dewy!! Im assuming the aquatics testing explains the super long roots?


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    Actually, the ones I sent everyone were grown in 50:50 peaterlite mix, the ones growing in water have shorter roots but they are much thicker. What's interesting is I've used tap water, there is algae growing in the water, and I only change the water ONCE a year and yet they are producing bigger pitchers than the non-aquatic plants. Here are some pictures I took this morning.

    Picture of how they are grown as aquatics and the roots/algae (the algae doesn't seem to adversely affect them).


    Here are the pitchers, very healthy!


    Saw this small frog!


    2 Macros of him


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    Wow nice!

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    Any updates on how the plants I sent everyone are doing? The ones I repotted and trimmed back have produced some nice pitchers
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