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    How can I give it more sunlight? It is still "winter" here yet with a little snow on the ground. Parsuco, what stalk with flat leaves? In what pot or picture? Chris, yes I know about phyllodia but they shouldn't/wouldn't appear now. And they would be MUCH MUCH shorter. These are pitchers. Please help me out some more. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Thanks!

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    I think they are not getting enough light. Sarracenia should be very colorful, and these plants look too green, unless you have anthocyanin-free plants, which are rare in cultivation. Another possible reason could be the roots got damaged somehow. Did you recently replant it?

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    I transpalnted it whenever CP2k sent it to me. But I don't hardly think it is that because look what it did.


    This is way back in Feb. Right CP2K?


    Thsi is the beatiful flower it made. To make a flower doesn't the palnt have to have lots of sun to produce a flower if I am not mistaken? sarracenia, it isn't an anthocyanin-free palnt either as CP2k has already had it and made it grow and it is the Flava var. flava AKA "Rugelii" and "Cut Throat"

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    The plant does not have to have a lot of sun to produce a flower. It uses the energy saved from last fall that is stored in its rhizome for Spring, to flower and grow.
    The only solution to this problem is to give the plant more sunlight or artificial light(&#36&#36).
    My plants are getting around 7 hours of direct sun.
    How many hours of sunlight are your plants getting?

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    I think I may have found my problem. Could it be in too shallow of a pot? The pot I got it in is 14 inches wide and 5 inches deep. Too shallow right? So i went and bought a MUCH dep pot suitable for it and that measures in at 11 inches wide and 9 inches deep. So is that my problem? I think it is!

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    Be careful when moving a plant into sunlight... you want to change its environment in small steps. For example, don't just take a plant that is used to indirect sun light and move it to direct sun light. Big stress for plants... possible DEATH! Ease them into it.

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    Yes, 5 in. deep may be a little shallow for a full-sized flava. 9 in. should be sufficient. However, I don't think the problem you have would be caused by that. CP2k is right - I really think they just need more light. If you can, I would move them outside where they'll get at least 6 hrs. of direct sunlight, otherwise put some grow lights on them for at least 12 hrs a day. I keep mine outside and they get direct sun from sunrise to 1-3 in the afternoon (depending on time of year), and the coloration and growth is amazing compared to a couple of years ago when I lived someplace else and they only got about 4-5 hrs of sun a day. It's amazing how much of an effect light has on sarracenia growth.

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    Dear Nep G,
    The plant is without a doubt light starved. The plant is showing very weak growth. If you check out my gallery page on my website below, you will see that the plants thrive in as much direct sun as possible ( my plants get 12 hours direct in high summer)

    Also a pot only 4" deep would be ok for ANY flava. A lot of mine grow in 4 to 5" square pots and still achieve 36" in height. Too tall a pot will reduce the water table too much for these plants.
    Your best LONG term postioning for the plant is to grow them in a greenhouse or place them in a sunny window with a white net curtain behind it to reflect back onto it. That worked for me when I did not have a greenhouse.

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