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#46137 May 16th, 2007 at 04:45 PM
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YAY I've got new Pitchers forming and these are far bigger than when they developed in the house !

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what the heck is that?


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Diane those are some pretty pitchers and they do look bigger. Mine have a few small ones formed and growing and a bunch of pitchers forming if they all grow big as yours I will have some heravy plants. Your right about outside with all the rain and humidity we have had this spring I am looking for larger pots as mine will soon be too tight in these pots.


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Nice! Mine are starting to pitcher as well! Patty these are Nepenthes plants, carivorous plants. They are neat plants! Google Nepenthes!


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Originally Posted by Jimmy V
I am looking for larger pots as mine will soon be too tight in these pots.


Just don't go to much bigger than what it is in already .


Thanks Tom!! Are you taking your out this spring?


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Diane, yours looks great!


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Originally Posted by angelblossom
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I am looking for larger pots as mine will soon be too tight in these pots.


Just don't go to much bigger than what it is in already .


Thanks Tom!! Are you taking your out this spring?


Mine are put out on warmer days and brought in in the evening right now but within' a week or so they'll stay out under my back patio where they get morning sun only and bright light the reat of the day. My smaller nep has 2 pitchers forming at the moment.

My Venus fly traps and Sarrs have been out full time now for 2 weeks....

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More pictures on Pitcher plant

Here is a close up of previous Pic this time the lid is open.. I looked inside and it already has insects trapped..

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This picture shows various Pitcher development ~ for those of you that would like to see the different stages of development....

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I love your pitcher plant, Diane. It looks wonderful. I think pitcher's are some of the coolest plants out there. I'm thinking about getting one for the garden but I have a suspicion it will have to be in a pot so it can come indoors during the winter. Do they go dormant?


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Thanks Penny!! ~~~Jody I have mine in a hanging planter and yes I bring it in for the winter,, outside spring IT would love the Ks Humidity in the spring and summer They like dappled sun or for KS am sun afternoon shade ,, IT doesn't soo much go domant in the winter it just slows down putting off pitchers as long as you mist it dailey with distilled or rain water ( as well as watering it with the same) it would be fine in the house,, It has to have humidity and light IT will better tolerate a change in temp then it would a drastic change in himidity,, Bathrooms or kitchens are a good place for placing in the house during the colder months.


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I just put mine out and boy oh boy has it taken off I have'nt had pitchers on mine for two month and now they are starting to grow.I can't wait to show some pics.I feed mine baby crickets when I have full pitchers or meal worms.They love it.

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Originally Posted by littlelizard
.I feed mine baby crickets when I have full pitchers or meal worms.They love it.


YEs they doo love it! I feed mine baby crickets too!!!


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Update on pitcher plant~~ The first post in this thread shows pitchers developing and here most of them are now!!
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This past winter I started a pitcher off of the plant above by cutting the end of a stock growing . I cut down about 3 inches and put it in vermiculite and simply watered with distilled water. In the next post you'll see a comparison of when it started and how it is today!! I believe I'll have at least one pitcher by summers end!! I'm sooo excited as this was simply an experiment and it has proven true that you can start a new one off a cutting!!

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continued from above post..

The cutting is on the right in the butter bowl,, sorry not a clear picture.. it had two leaves with another on it starting...

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Here it is now...

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My 2 neps!

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I was about to give up on my pitcher because I had had it for nearly a year and didn't have any pithers. It has always been outside, hanging under the shady branches of a barbados cherry tree..We had a drought and I didn't water it much. We finally started to get some rain down here about 3 weeks ago and this past weekend, I happened to look under the cherry tree and the nepenthes had pitchers!

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You can spray the foliage every 2-3 weeks with 1/4 strength orchid food to help induce pitchers also.

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Tom yours look very healthy!!

Triss I'm sooo glad you took it out side!!! Just make sure the soil stays wet!! I just read that if you dilute liq orchid fertilizer and mist your pitcher plant with it everyday for a week it will bring on new pitchers!! BUT In my case it think it has helped we've gotten soooo much rain here and the soil is constanly wet, I used superthrive once on it when I first took it out it's supposed to be 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water but I used 1/4 tsp for gallon and 1/2 water, and look at it now!!....


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They are the biggest pitchers this plant has ever put out!! I should have measured ~~ I'm saying some of them are about 8" in length!


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Rite2u Yep pitchers love rain! and love being kept wet!! Good to see you have pitchers growing there!!!! clap

Lynne ~~~~ How is your pitcher plant doing????


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nervous That thing looks like it would swallow up a hummingbird.


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lol lol It's not quite that big yet,, shock


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Sometimes it takes an adjustment period Mine wasn't happy the first couple of weeks it was out there then suddenly it started putting off baby pitchers!


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Diane - those pitchers are FANTASTIC!!!

I haven't gotten any new ones since the original ones finished - there are still 3 hanging on... I'll cut them off when they are totally brown, right?

Here is my plant today - 2 different views:
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Hope I start seeing new pitchers soon!


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The leaves look verrrrry healthy Lynne!! Yep wait untill the whole pitcher is brown,, you have it hanging in a good spot too!!!


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Wow Diane your pitcher plant is looking so good and cannot believe you started one too but knowing you it did not really surprise me? You once put your mind to it and you do it girl! Great job your whole garden is beautiful you can tell you give you plants plenty of tlc!Rita

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HElloooo Rita!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!! Have you gotten new pitchers yet???


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Hi.
Yes...I now have more than a dozen pitchers...thanks to the rainy June we had here...I put spaghnum moss in the pot to retain moisture and they seemed to really like that...I'll post a picture...
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Rite2u I put spaghnum moss to top mine off too, I'd love to see your pictures!!! June rains have been good to our pitchers!!!!!!!!


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These were shot this morning:
There are more than a dozen pitchers on the plant, which hangs in a pot in the branches of a Barbadoes Cherry tree. There are a trail of ants that go down the branches and into the sweet depths of the pitchers.

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This one shows the ants making their way down the hanging basket:
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clap clap Thanks for sharing!!!!! Rite2u!!! They look verrrrrrrry healthy!! my pitchers are full of insects It's awesome to see!!!!!

Yep those Ants just have nooo idea that they are on a one way trial! notme


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They sure make short work on insects all these are beautiful.


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Ants.... they trap ants..... I might need one of those. Would they do well here in NY? How cool of a winter can they stand?

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Hey Wrennie there are pitcher plants that grow in NY and CT got to NRDC or Connecticut Botanical Society web sites they both show Sarracenia purpurea that do well there. There are also some of these plants that grow well in Canada according to what I have read.


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Oh cool. Thanks Jimmy. I have to do some research on them.


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Originally Posted by Wrennie
Ants.... they trap ants..... I might need one of those. Would they do well here in NY? How cool of a winter can they stand?


Wrennie they will do well in NY and there are a wide variety, most can take as low as 45 degrees and some winter over the ones you have seen here can tolerate down to 55 at night. But we all bring ours in during the winter months and take out when it is steady 55 Degrees at night, morning sun afternoon shade or dappled sun all day , they want to be kept moist at all time with rain water or distilled water only and no fertizers maybe occasionally very deluted superthrive. Lynne has her's outside right now but keeps her in the bathroom during the winter,, they thrive on humidty they can take a change of temps far better then a change in humidty. In the Winter I keep mine in the kitchen for the humidity factor I do a lot of baking and making soups and washing dishes rolz and my plant sits above the kitchen sink and it does well all winter because it is also in a south filtered window


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Thought I'd share my pitcher plant today.
It's yet another very cloudy, drizzly day, but it is loving the humidity, as Diane has mentioned. It's doing so much better now that the temperature has cooled down a bit and there's been plenty of rainwater for it!

New pitchers finally growing to a size that you can see!
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clap clapIT looks Very Happy Lynne!!!!!!!! I see the pitchers developing Keep it moist( soil) and it will really put on pitchers for you!! I'm delighted to see it!! Thanks for posting!!!!!!!


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Thanks Penny and Diane!

Oh, what you can't see, Diane, is that there are 2 tiny leaf tips poking out from the soil - I am sooooo excited about that! I'll try and take a picture of that tomorrow, though it's hard to get close-ups with my camera.


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Ohhhhhhh and also When these pitchers NOW developing die off and you cut off the pitcher NO more pitcher will grow from that stem so you can cut off a start as long as you want or short( as longs as there is 2-3 Full sets of leaves ) and stick it back into the pot it grew from and next year it will put off pitchers again! and you'll have a fuller pot of pitchers OR start another pot !


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Hmmmmm - do you mean that this mother plant will not put out any more pitchers after these? I didn't know that! I might cut the top off and stick it back in the pot, as this one is growing out of one side of the pot and that would help fill it in some more then.

I'm not sure, though, why the new leaves on top of this stem wouldn't put out pitchers?


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