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Pitcher takes forever

by Erik Pottas » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:19 pm

My pitcher plants is growing well in my tarrarium but the problem is that the pitcher is taking forever to grow big and open!!! Some advice would really help!
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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by KategoricalKarnivore » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:55 pm

What is your definition of forever? Some pitchers can take months to grow.
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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by EliWhitney3140 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:35 am

I would have to agree with Kate. If your plant is growing well I would say that you just need to be patient with the growing process. The good news is even though the pitchers may seem to take a very long time to mature, they also take a long time to decay.

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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by Erik Pottas » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Its been a month. And my vantrata wont pitcher. Is it suposed too be taking that long? Again im new at this!
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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by Erik Pottas » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:20 pm

Heres a close up. Should it be brown when forming a new pitcher
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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by Erik Pottas » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:02 pm

Heres another foto
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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by oval » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:38 pm

Sometimes when conditions are not quite right, or when the plant is in transplant shock, or various other reasons, it puts out pitcherless leaves so it can still carry on with photosynthesis while it tries to adjust.

During this time the tips might turn brownish and not develop into pitchers, similar to how yours are doing. If you have recently transplanted or changed the growing environment, then it probably just needs time. It can take a few months sometimes.

Maybe others can help with the specifics of the optimum ventrata growing environment.

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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by Erik Pottas » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:48 am

Ok,i have adjusted the lights?
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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by Fieldofscreams » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:03 pm

They are incredibly slow growing plants. You just need to be more patient.

Only look at the plant once a week or less or you will drive yourself crazy.
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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by oval » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:20 pm

Fieldofscreams wrote:Only look at the plant once a week or less or you will drive yourself crazy.


That is very good advice!

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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by Doublebass1985 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:35 pm

Erik Pottas wrote:Heres another foto


That's a pitcher plant? That looks like a different plant. Maybe I'm losing my mind idk

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Re: Pitcher takes forever

by Fieldofscreams » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:45 pm

It's a nepenthes pitcher plant.
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