FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus plant care here

Moderator: Matt

By jacobrichey134
Posts:  15
Joined:  Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:53 am
#361305
This is my first year growing this Sarracenia, and its pitchers used to stand tall, but now they fall over pretty much immediately after opening. Why is this? Is it bad?
Attachments:
91A6DE0F-A7B9-4094-BDFD-D8ED023573F4.jpeg
91A6DE0F-A7B9-4094-BDFD-D8ED023573F4.jpeg (3.48 MiB) Viewed 3408 times
User avatar
By optique
Location: 
Posts:  1036
Joined:  Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm
#361323
it happens in nature they are clumped so the support each other. i try to keep mine bunched up to do the same.
Image
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  2129
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#361589
If they were just moved, then that can be it. While it is not as pretty, it won't hurt the plants. If it bothers you, you can put in a bamboo stake and tie them up. That is what I do with my flavas.
By MattBrocchini
Posts:  11
Joined:  Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:03 pm
#384263
I also have this problem with the pictchers falling over. The first few that grow in the spring tend to be very tall but will fall over within a few days of reaching their full height. They are in a location where they only get a few hours of direct sun each day, although it is pretty bright. Could that be a factor?

In the picture you’ll see only a few have fallen over but that’s because I snipped off the rest of them!
2B1A25D3-A31F-4004-9EF7-711A207F8564.jpeg
2B1A25D3-A31F-4004-9EF7-711A207F8564.jpeg (3.86 MiB) Viewed 1524 times
By Eventerminator
Location: 
Posts:  87
Joined:  Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:10 pm
#384309
Lack of wind exposure? My spot gets pretty windy and I've never seen my pitchers fall from wind yet. I've only seen them flop down when they get old.
By MattBrocchini
Posts:  11
Joined:  Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:03 pm
#384320
Thank you for the reply. I don’t think it is lack of wind exposure as there is plenty of breeze in that location, especially in spring.
User avatar
By steve booth
Posts:  942
Joined:  Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:15 am
#384368
It is not normal for them to fall over for no reason at all, they should be turgid and self-supporting. Some people put water in the tall pitchers when they shouldn't, that makes them unstable as they are not designed to have water in them and they fall over under the slightest of provocations. Otherwise, it is the wind, my very all ones I put a stick in the pot and a wire ring round the plant to stop this happening in high winds. The rest of the tall pitchers look OK but as said previously they are supporting each other as they are in close proximity.
Cheers
Steve

The photo looks like it is behind a window, is the[…]

Sarracenia 2021

Those are some magnificent sarrs! How do you keep[…]

prosocialclub

voip phone Time is like a sharp It can carve h[…]

Species guessing game

I've already been a round hoster twice, I think I'[…]

Update! Recently my small business was able to ge[…]

This can be crossed with a filiformis? Wow. Now I […]

I won't give my usual speech as I already have a S[…]

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210921/9c7ebad[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!