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    Lack of N. Sanguinea pitchering

    I've posted before about this, and figured it was just a seasonal thing. But now come April, my N. Sanguinea still hasn't resume pitchering. It went through a prolific period of pitchering for the first time last fall and has since ceased. Vegetative growth continues and looks healthy. Anyone have any ideas?

    New upper growth:
    http://i.imgur.com/rPZxd.jpg

    Only remaining, stunted/malformed pitcher:
    http://i.imgur.com/B2GS5.jpg

    Overall plant:
    http://i.imgur.com/s1Oru.jpg

    Closeup of most recent leaf:
    http://i.imgur.com/3RJhJ.jpg

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    @hawkspur,

    This looks like a simple humidity issue. Add a humidifier to help raise the humidity and you should be set.

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    Low humidity coupled with insufficient light.

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    I had thought that's what it was but I wasn't sure. I started misting it once in the morning a week or so ago, but I haven't been consistent with it. I have a supplemental grow light as well, but I've had it turned off since the coloration was good.

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    I'd say it's a light issue first and a humidity issue second. I had my sanguinea in 35-40% humidity for a while and it pitchered fine.

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    I'll turn the grow light back on and start misting it twice a day and see if that yields any results.

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    Lot's of light and lot's of humidity.

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    Whet are your temps outside? I had an orange do good outside here in Ga when I lived there. As long as you keep it watered. Move it to higher light slowly not to burn it. How long are your lights on daily? With flourecent tubes you need the photo period longer. My light come on at 0530 and go off at 2300. Humidity plays some roll if its a dramatic change real quickly, but with higher humidity you will have better results. I have an orchid that hadn't grew like a weed, but never flowered much. Its now in my GH where the humidity is always 80-90% and its flowering like mad and its roots are fuzzy indicative for orchids when grown in high humidity. Its maxilatis tenufolia and its loving life now after 7 years or more not flowering much.

    Do as others have suggested and give either longed photo period or more intense light and bump the humidity.
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