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Q.Pitcher plant with no pitchers

Zone 34203 | Mer55 added on April 7, 2019 | Answered

I have a pitcher plant that has only 1 or 2 very small pitchers. The plant is thriving, producing new shoots. The tips of the leaves look like a pitcher wants to form but they just dry out. It has doubled in size since i purchased it. I have it in good draining soil and mist it every day. I live in south Fl. It gets filtered sun about 3-4 hours a day.Do these plants get pot bound? Hope the pictures help! Thanks in advance!

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Answered on April 7, 2019

These will not tolerate soil. They will normally grow in the canopy of other trees, but can be cultivated in container using a mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite. Soil will burn the newly forming pitchers, as will a lack of humidity.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/hanging-pitcher-plants.htm

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