* Quite some time ago, I received a Sar. Leuc off of eBay (from Cooks). *I was very happy when I received the root, as it was much larger than any plants I had then. *It was about 6-7 inches long and maybe an inch in diameter.
Since I have planted it, it has only put up broad and flat leaves, and not the amazing pitchers I had hoped. *I know this is a rather common complaint, but I wanted to ask the experts why they think this might be happening in my case. *I do believe it is getting enough light, so I was wondering if any of the following could be causes:
1) Is this a normal part of such a radical shock? *It was shipped to me bare root, so I immagine it is concentrating on establishing new roots, and not on feeding.
2) I have also heard this can be caused by too much perlite in the soil. *As it is in a non-draining window box, I did put in a good deal of perlite to help with air circulation. *I didn't think I put in an exceptional amount though.
3) Is the plant just hopeless for some other reason? *Should I just give up on it?
My goal is to make an attractive collection of Sars. in a window box about 1.5 feet long. *Hopefully including the new PFT ones. *If this plant is merely establishing roots, I won't disturb it, but if it is hopeless, I'd like to know.