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    has any one had a pitcher continue to grow AFTER its completly opened? it seems to have happened with my jac. x izumae

    ill get an updated pic tonite or in the morning but here is how it looked when it first opened


    now its quite close insize to the previous pitcher which is almost 3 times bigger than when it opened. was really odd, never seen it before
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    Pitchers will open prematurely sometimes. Usually as a result of some negative environmental factor.

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    My lowii x veitchii does that a reasonable amount - the pitcher lid will open prematurely but it continues to grow into a full sized pitcher.

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    not sure what negative factor would have caused it. its growing better now than it has in the past and is starting to pitcher on every leaf so i take that as a good sign. ill see if the next one opens prematurely. course i forgot my camera at home so i dont have the updated picture this morning
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    Could be something fleeting at the wrong time that wouldn't necessarily cause a problem for the plant at all overall. Momentary temperature spike, drop in humidity, missed watering, blast of cold dry air... etc etc Just enough to cause the lid to pop but then go back to growing normal
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    Could it be just the pitcher plant? By that I mean there are some orchids that open their flowers and the flowers continue to grow in size. I have a few like that. The flower opened at 5 1/2 inches and when it was a mature flower it had reached the size of 6 inches across. This was not becaue the flower hadn't fully opened. The flower was fully opened when I took the first measurement, and then a week or so later took the second. Other flowers to the say too, so why couldn't that just be a trate of the pitcher plant to continue to grow the pitcher even though the lid popped open? I duno I don't know enough yet about nepenthes. Just enough to be dangerous!
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    updated pic
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    Wow, that is a lot of growth. I've never seen anything grow that much after the lid pops open.
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