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    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
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    Well this little pitcher is a trip. I get a kick out seeing what direction its in...its different everytime I check it. And it can change within an hour. It LOOKS like a pitcher...you can see the flattened hood. Its very thin but getting taller every day. We have been having rollercoaster weather...hot one day, cool the next, storms, hazy at nite with high humidity, chilly nites....I guess that is what's making it change position. My other sarra isn't doing that...6 new (straight!) pitchers and more coming...most have inflated now.

    I will check the soil. But now the squirrel problems have started. I had to go repair holes in the soil tonite. Thankfully nothing near the roots yet. I just don't know what to do about the critters...those paws dig up everything! My dog is asleep in his doghouse and so they don't mind a feel around every pot. Sneaky little devils.

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    Hi Suzanne,
    If its any consolation, my new all green leuco (the anthocyanin free one) is doing very similar things to yours, I guess thats a tendency in leucos for the Spring pitchers. At least half a dozen other regular leucos are going much the same thing. The others in question are the more slender clones, but none of them are bending over as far as yours!

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    Mike...I'm really kinda fascinated with it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] And yes it does bend over quite far at times...3/4 of the way to the ground. Sometimes it just has a little hook at the top. I'm starting to enjoy checking it out and seeing what "mood" its in. lol I just hope it turns into a nice pitcher. When I bought it last year there were only 2 pitchers not in very shape.

    One thing nice about new spring growth is the expectation...wondering how tall or how many or how big something will get. Orrrrrrr...maybe how far something will bend over. :-)

    What I reeeeeeally want is a white top leuco....all green and white. Is your all-green totally all green? No white?

    Suzanne


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    Hey Plantakiss,

    My N. Ventricosa has one leaf curving in a "C" shape with the upside down pitcher, but it doesn't change direction at all. I thought it might be because it overdosed of ST last month...hopefully it will correct itself or start doing tricks like yours!

    I once had problems with skunks digging under my (regular) plants to create a burrow. We tried everything, finally the only thing that worked was fine meshed chicken wire buried 2 feet down. Could you possibly make a small "cage" for plants?

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    Hi Suzanne,
    The all green leuco is a green and white plant, but what is special about this plant it has no red pigmentation anywhere in the plant, not even in the crown; a true rarity. I have a number of green & white clones and 2 other yellow flower mutants (still have red in the crown) one of which is known as the cultivar Schnell's ghost and another plant from Citronelle with yellow flowers. I will post some pictures so you can see the beauty of these forms... Even the L2 wanders up not in a straight line as it grows up!

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    OK, He they are:


    This is the largest all green and grows to about 40" tall in Autumn



    This is the upper pitcher of the 'Schnell's Ghost' cultivar. It has yellow flowers, but has red pigment in the emerging pitchers and in the crown



    This is a straight green & white leuco with red flowers. Has very impressive Autumn (fall) pitchers.

    I will be making A LOT of photos this year of all the plants as Sarras make excellent photo subjects!

    (Edited by Mike King at 10:46 am on May 17, 2002)


    (Edited by Mike King at 11[img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]8 am on May 17, 2002)


    (Edited by Mike King at 11:14 am on May 17, 2002)

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    Wow Mike! Those are beauties! The first picture is the one I want. Are they hard to find? I have seen some but it was before I was into CPs and I never bought one because I heard they needed full sun and I didn't have anywhere for that at the time. Its also possible they had some red in them...I never looked that closely. They were labeled as "white top pitcher plants". Now that I want one, I can't find it (locally). So I guess its an "all green" I will keep my eye out for. Nice pics! I hope you post more. I love photographing all my plants. I have tons of plant pics, CP and "regular". Thanks for sharing your photos. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    WickedThistle...I did actually "cage" my outdoor CPs over the winter. All my VFTs and sarras fit in it at the time (minus the flytraps the squirrels did kill) but this winter the new microbog won't. I hate to rig wire over them because 1) its ugly and 2) makes it harder to care for them. I putter over my plants all the time. I guess I need to pay my dog more to keep him awake during the day. :-)

    Suzanne

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    Hi Suzanne,
    2 other leucos which are a 'must have' which I am sure you would like:


    The one above is a plant from the Apalachicola national forest, known as 'purple & white giant'



    This one is the large pink lipped leuco Richard UK & me rave about, another shot below:


    The good thing about leucos is when flavas are dying back and looking very untidy, the leucos are looking their best.

    Sarracenias for all seasons!

    Hows your leucos coming on now?



    (Edited by Mike King at 7:34 am on May 18, 2002)

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