S. minor pitchers falling over

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S. minor pitchers falling over

by Plants Revenge » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:05 pm

A couple pitchers on my S. minor keep falling over, especially in a strong storm. I put a couple rocks for them to lean on so they stay up but they still slide off in a storm and fall over again. Is this bad for the plant? Is there anything I can do to keep this from happening?

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Re: S. minor pitchers falling over

by Sander » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:43 pm

It happens, especially when the plant has not been subjected to the elements before (i.e. grown indoors), but do not worry, it will grow new pitchers which will be stronger (although in my opinion a little shorter).

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Re: S. minor pitchers falling over

by steve booth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:50 pm

Hi PR

Whe mine get knocked over I support them with canes and thin wire so they wont get blown over again, they soon develop some turgidity and get stronger to withstand wind. In teh wild they often have shorter surrounding vegetation to 'lean' on when the wind blows.

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Re: S. minor pitchers falling over

by Plants Revenge » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:08 pm

I went to the Home Depot and found these plant support things that are working really well! It's just a vinyl coated metal rod with a loop at the top to put around the plant. Works great! Super cheap too! :)

If anyone is looking for them a link is here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Garden-Zone- ... e06co2G3YI


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