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By jacobrichey134
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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?
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By optique
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it happens in nature they are clumped so the support each other. i try to keep mine bunched up to do the same.
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By Panman
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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
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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!
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By Eventerminator
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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
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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.
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By steve booth
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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.

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