I have (3) Sarracenia. One is a NoID and two are recent purchases this year of " S. Leuchophylla 'Hurricane Creek' ". The Hurricane Creek already seems like it's going to be much bigger than my death cube NoID Sarr. The NoID did really well last year and put on a lot of growth. This year, it put out the first CP flowers I've ever had.
It started with ~7 flower stalks, but over time, all but two died off. I'm sure if was exclusively the wind, but at least one or two died from being pushed over and the stems broken. Of the two that are left, one stalk is standing upright and the other is healthy, but flopped over the side of the pot. In addition to the flowers, the pitchers themselves don't show a lot of ability to hold themselves upright.
They will have good sized pitchers, but the bases are very thin. The one with flowers started putting out a lot of new pitchers and then the first hard rain seemed to smoosh them all out. They seem to be healthy and are getting their pitchers upright, but they are still smooshed out to the sides.
Would these plants benefit from having some kind of support ring or is this issue purely asthetic? Thanks everyone. I just wasn't sure if it was just looks or if the plant suffered if it wasn't held upright. I know they wouldn't be in the wild, but I'm probably not mimicking perfect conditions either.
These are the pics of the sarr I was talking about. I also included a pic of a couple of vfts and the new s. Leucophylla I got. You can see that the bases are kind of thin.