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    Whenever my Sarracenia leucophylla puts up a new pitcher, the back of the developing pitcher is concave (it is made up of two flat "wings", such that the whole thing is Y-shaped in cross-section), and when it gets bigger, the top part inverts (puffs out) and becomes a tube. Is this normal? My S. minor doesn't do this...

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    I think it's normal. Are you talking about the kind of flat ridge that's on the front of the pitchers. One of mine has a really pronounced flat area.

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    No, I'm not referring to the flat area at the front (the ala), but to the back of the pitcher, which eventually forms the tube.

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    Do you mean the bottom of the pitcher is higher up than normal because of the Y shape at the bottom?
    I shouldn't worry, I don't think they can grow 'wrong' as it were.

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean... If you were to take a cross-section of the pitcher, you would not get the expected O- shape, but instead a >- shape. See what I mean?

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    Hi Havron, my S. purpuria so the same thing, its like they form with a vacuum then suddenly over a couple of days go "PUFF" and start to open, I have assumed that this is normal and would make the same assumption about your plant but I am not REALLY familiar with Sarrs.

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    I think we've both managed to confuse each other [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    I can only assume that it is normal. The leucophylla I got last week hasn't started growing yet, but I'll see what it does.

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    Thanks guys. Let's hope my plant is ok. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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