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    Hi All

    I have a judith Hindle growing prety good and starting to turn red... BUT I have leucophylla ,Ruba, Dixie Lace growing but the thing is They are not producing Mature Pitchers.. They are getting about 3 hours of sun andwatered well and humidty is about 50% to 70%.. They are in Peat and Vermiculte 70 % peat 30 % Vermiculte.. The pitchers are small with the opening about 1/4 inch and under developed. any suggestions?

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    Jim

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    There could be other factors but 3 hours of sun is not a lot for pitcher plants. They like full sun or close to that if possible.
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    to get bigger pitchers they need more sun i sugest putting them on a east or south facing window
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    S. leucophylla and rubra both grow sturdier pitchers in summer and autumn and can grow fairly weak and scrawny ones in spring. S.x Dixie Lace can also grow a lot of smaller pitchers at first before producing better ones.
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    it could be putting up phyllodia, which are leaves where the pitchers never develop. These are used purely for photosynthesis, and could be a response to the lack of light they're getting. Sarras are sun-lovers, there's no such thing as too much sun for them, unless you live in an area with hot, intense sun, in which case shading would be advisable
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    hmmm.. idk if vermiculite is the best thing for CP except for mex. pings and some neps.
    i would repot and use sand or perlite instead of vermiculite.
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    Thanks everyone. I placed them in a a Large planter with a large matching saucer and placed them in direct sun. I will take a pict of them and keep an update on how they are doing...

    Thanks again everyone!!!!!!

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    Well All.. I See that a LOT of Sun will help the pitcher plants.. I also Up rooted the ones that were not doing all the good and poted it and placed it in the sun and it is now pitchering better...

    Thanks a lot everyone for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Going to get some picts tommorow

    Jim

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