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    Hello!

    I have a pitcher plant, species:eucophylla x psittacina. When you look at it the pitcher is actually closed. How can an insect get in there?

    Thanks!

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    I am guessing your eucophylla x psittacina does not have enough humidity. That is why the pitcher is not opening. Where do you keep your pitcher plant and has it ever had pitcher that was open?
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    You can squeeze the seams open sometimes, but psittacina and leucophylla have incompatible trap methods so sometimes the pitchers will never open properly unfortunately.
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    And, I might add that there is a debate as to wether or not the plants actually need insects to grow. Not to worry, as it gets larger more pitchers will form that do open and catch prey.
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