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Do you support your Sarracenia pitchers?

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By Supercazzola
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Not sure I like the look, but the winds were giving my Sarracenia some issues this last week. The burgundy x minor giant didn’t really need it, but the pitchers were leaning.
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This leuco was really bent over , weakened, and needed support:
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Do you support yours? If so, how bout some photos to share your methods...
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By Matt
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I've done it as well in the past. Some Sarracenia are very prone to falling over, particularly when their pitchers fill with water or insects. I've used whatever I have on hand in terms of scraps to make supports. Any sort of sticks plus twine is typically what I end up using.
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By Nepenthes0260
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I am growing sarrs in a summer greenhouse where they're protected from wind and rain now but grew them outdoors years before. When I grew outdoors I didn't support the pitchers. In my experience, if they were formed correctly and blew down/fell over they would eventually stand up again. If they weren't formed correctly and blew down I just chopped them.
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By Secretariat73
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Most of my pitcher plants do just fine without any support in gale force wind, and minor leaning usually corrects itself within a day or so. Occasionally, some wind damage occurs and a bent pitcher might need a crutch in order to stay upright if it gusts again. In that case, I will consider supporting it with some wire, especially if the plant doesn’t have many pitchers. But in most cases, if a plant can spare it, I cull weak, damaged pitchers.
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