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    Quote Originally Posted by summit View Post
    I realized the way I phrased that made it sound like that's the only way to grow them, the OP stated he was worried about over watering and I was trying to address that. Are there any pros to not keep them in standing water? It seems more demanding for a plant that can be just left in water.
    Supposedly it reduces the risk of rot by a large amount
    I haven't been growing long enough to test that theory myself just yet

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    I grow my purpura in a tray and he's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    What's the humidity like in your area? I know that nepenthes pitchers tend to dry up In low humidity, but I don't know if that's the case with Sarracenia.
    I've found Sarr pitchers to remain unphased in -20% humidity. I wouldn't be surprised if they could withstand 0%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benurmanii View Post
    I've found Sarr pitchers to remain unphased in -20% humidity. I wouldn't be surprised if they could withstand 0%!
    Well, it was just a theory and I guess it was wrong.

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    They can withstand very low humidity; my plants can experience occasional days of less than 5% in summer around here....and I'm not seeing anything wrong with this plant, just old leaves starting to die back. They don't last forever after all.
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    No problem with a theory curtis! Just pointing out my observances. @curtisconners
    Last edited by Benurmanii; 03-07-2016 at 08:39 PM.

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    Looks perfectly normal to me. Older pitchers will die back after enough time has passed, especially during winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamata-Honzo View Post
    If the media is wet all the time, it's not heat. Especially with temperatures earlier in the year, you really shouldn't be seeing burning or drying up. I would think this would happen later in the year during the summer, but new growth shouldn't be drying up. what water do you use? are they outside? Check the roots, make sure theres no fungus, rot, or disease.
    I'm using distiled water.. The plant it's growing indoor. This week I'm going to move it outside, on the balcony.
    It's a small amount of flies over here on this part of the year. Should I try to feed it with something else? I read somewhere that white worms could be an alternative to flies. Is it true?

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