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#87903 October 19th, 2006 at 07:59 AM
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After all the fear of cutting off old pitchers eek not knowing what would happen I finally did it, A few weeks ago I repotted my Nepenthus 'Alata' after finally finding silica sand(pool supply store) and mixing a batch of soil found on a great site for pitcher plants, but not disturbing the roots leaving old soil on but gently rinsed with rain water , repotted, crossed my fingers, prayed my plant prayer, and waited to see what would happen...
Look Guys........ grinnnn clp clp I have pitchers forming!!! the largest is the size of an okra and I believe I even see it's 'lid forming too,, It's in the center of the plant on the first pitcher and I have several forming clp YESSSS I'm excited everyday is a learning experience with these.. I'd have to say IT is teaching me lala
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And this is the other side of the pot!

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#87904 October 19th, 2006 at 08:31 AM
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Wow that is great, congratulations!!!!!

#87905 October 19th, 2006 at 10:11 AM
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Diane, those look awesome. Are the new pitchers forming where the old ones were? I will take some pics of mine tomorrow so you can see cuz I think I have them forming as well.

#87906 October 20th, 2006 at 05:47 AM
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Wow that is great, congratulations!!!!!
Thanks Comfrey! This one is a real challange but I love it! cool


Triss> Not it's not in the same place as old pitchers.. In the first Pic on the right you'll see two leaves with short Greenish strems Those are the ones I cut off.. when a pitcher is wanting to form the stem gets a reddish color and gets long and at the end of that a red flat pod forms and it goes from there.
I hope you are getting them too!!! that would be awesome!!! grinnnn

#87907 October 20th, 2006 at 06:57 AM
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YAY!!!! Isn't it great?! Mine just put up a new pitcher and the spring ones are still hanging in there!

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#87908 October 20th, 2006 at 07:18 AM
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Looks good Tom!

So Diane, the old one will just continue to be leaves rather than get additional pitchers?

#87909 October 20th, 2006 at 09:07 AM
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Here is my baby.
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I think I have a pitcher forming on the bottom right and middle left as well. There is also a new leaf with one that may be starting on the top.

Diane, I am planning on leaving it right in that container you sent along with. Looks great there and the green goes along with the rest of the bathroom!

#87910 October 21st, 2006 at 02:07 AM
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YESSS TRISS !!! You are getting some!! thumbup clp Do you feed your pitchers as they develop( After lid has developed) or wait untill the entire pitcher has developed??

#87911 October 21st, 2006 at 02:11 AM
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SIX WOW, that is great. I will be sure and post mor pics as it grows.

I have been faithfully collecting rain water just for this plant also.

#87912 October 21st, 2006 at 02:34 AM
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I have been faithfully collecting rain water just for this plant also.
'Atta Girl!! thumbup grinnnn

#87913 October 21st, 2006 at 07:33 AM
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Looks great Triss!!!

#87914 October 21st, 2006 at 08:53 AM
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Thanks! I am thrilled with it. And it sure seems happy in the place I put it. Gets lots of light all day long!

#87915 October 22nd, 2006 at 04:00 AM
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Your doing great with it Triss! It looks very happy!!!!

#87916 October 22nd, 2006 at 07:34 AM
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When the pitchers start dieing off clip them off at the leaf tip, I don't believe the leaf will not produce another one. I do not feed my pitchers but a 1/4 strength spray of miracle grow or 10-10-10 fertilizer on the leaves say once a month during the growing season is good to do.

Mine stays outside from after last frost in the spring to just before first frost in the fall, it gets it's own bugs/food. No need to put anything in the pitchers.

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#87917 October 22nd, 2006 at 09:13 AM
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Tom..., What about the winter months when you have them inside do you feed your pitchers crickets or millworms or just feed them in the growing months???
I fed mine crickets last winter up until I took out for the spring and summer and you're right they do get feed by nature outside, just curious what you do over the winter??

#87918 October 23rd, 2006 at 09:59 AM
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Just wondering. What does a pitcher plant cost? I have a vft but im interested in getting a pitcher plant.

#87919 October 23rd, 2006 at 11:21 AM
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rubberbandman it depends on were you can find them. A little while back Krogers in DFW area was selling them for $9.?? each. I got one at Krogers near me for $6.00 because it was the last one. If you can find them in your area be preparied to spend around $20.00 and up. May be you would wait till spring and get one in a trade with some of us that have them. There are several online sites you can buy them from but you will find out the shipping fafr exceeds the price a lot of time. I am tryng to get a start from a cutting now if I get one going I would send you a cutting next spring if you like or like I said above in a trade with ne or two of us that has them.

#87920 October 24th, 2006 at 06:55 AM
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Just wondering. What does a pitcher plant cost? I have a vft but im interested in getting a pitcher plant.
When I lived In Topeka there was a nursery called " Jacksons" and one called " Hefners" I don't know if there are though out KS or not But I'd try calling a local nursery and put it one a wish list for the spring a lot of nurserys will do their best to get items on the wish list for customers,, then they call you when they get it in.. OR can refer you to someone that has them,,

#87921 October 30th, 2006 at 06:24 AM
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Picture here on Up Date on developing Pitchers; The lids have formed and seperated from the pitcher there are still a few not yet seperated and more pitchers are developing

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#87922 October 31st, 2006 at 01:46 AM
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What a neat looking plant!

#87923 October 31st, 2006 at 08:09 AM
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Diane - that is TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [Linked Image]!!!

#87924 October 31st, 2006 at 08:52 AM
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Angelblossom,
This is my first winter with the plant. I will not feed it anything again until spring. I may spray it with a 1/4 strength miracle grow solution once a month but that's it. I let nature do it's thing with the plant during the growing season outside under my back patio. Bugs are attracted to them from sight and smell.

Tom

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[QB] Picture here on Up Date on developing Pitchers; The lids have formed and seperated from the pitcher there are still a few not yet seperated and more pitchers are developing

Very NICE!

Tom

#87926 October 31st, 2006 at 09:55 AM
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Thanks you Penny, Lynne and TomR..

TomR last Winter When I purchased mine I feed crickets once in four weeks and misted dailey with distilled water,, I now have 4 gallons of rain water stored in jugs so that should last me untill spring! thumbup grinnnn

#87927 October 31st, 2006 at 10:09 AM
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Dianna, Looks beautiful. I think mine is still in shock from the move, but it is holding steady. And the new leaf is growing, just slowly.

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