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  1. The pitchers on my pitcher plant are all dying
  2. Is a Nepenthaceae pitcher plant acid loving?
  3. Brown pitchers
  4. Nepenthes no pitcher & dried leaves
  5. pitcher plant not producing any pitchers
  6. Pitcher Plant Nepenthes
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Asked by Retiredmmn on September 5, 2014
The Pitchers on My Pitcher Plant Are All Dying

It had a lot of baby pitchers but they all died also. The actual plant is thriving and has gotten big.

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theficuswrangler

I don't know if your plant is in the ground or in a pot, or if you just got it or have had it for years, or what variety of pitcher plant it is. All these factors affect it's behavior. However, in general, plants that have plenty of foliage but not enough flowers are usually suffering from either not enough sunlight, or too much nitrogen in the soil. Therefore, you can try increasing the light, and not fertilizing (if you are fertilizing.) Also, you can try increasing the drainage of the soil; although they like damp boggy places, especially if the plant is in a pot, the roots may be too wet. Here's some information on pitcher plants that may provide some clues: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/pitcher-plant-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by Mariam7 on December 2, 2015
Is a Nepenthaceae Pitcher Plant Acid Loving?

Is a pitcher plant one that likes acidic soil?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You need a neutral, porous, low fertility mix.
Tree fern bark, chopped fir bark, long fiber sphagnum moss, peat moss and perlite are all good choices and mixes.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/growing-pitcher-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 22, 2016
Brown Pitchers

Pitchers are completely brown on my pitcher plant. Why is this?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Some of the reasons for brown pitches are the age of the plant, over-watering, or other environmental reasons such as soil acidity, lighting, and humidity levels.

You can read about the above in more detail at the following article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/pitcher-plant-yellow-or-brown.htm

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Asked by Suzette Calcote on April 3, 2016
Nepenthes No Pitcher & Dried Leaves

My nepenthes has lost its pitchers and the some of the vines and leaves are dried up and brown. I use only rain and distilled water. It gets bright light but no direct sun. Help!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Anonymous on May 30, 2016
Pitcher Plant Not Producing Any Pitchers

I live in Pennsylvania. My plant was doing great last summer. I brought it indoors for the winter and removed all of the dead pitchers. This spring I put the plant back outside but no new pitchers are forming.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Does the plant look healthy otherwise? How does the foliage look - is it growing new leaves?

Under what conditions was it stored over winter? Was it in a garage or unheated basement? Pitcher plants require a period of dormancy in order to stay healthy.

For more information on pitcher plant care, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/growing-pitcher-plants.htm

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Asked by Chris86 on June 19, 2016
Pitcher Plant Nepenthes

My pitcher plant came with already 2 small pitchers but yellow leaves. I have two questions (and we have distilled water, indirect sunlight, the specified moss, a mister, etc).

1. Why the yellow leaves and will putting it in more shady/indirect sunlight help it?
2. Why won’t the pitchers open? It is a baby plant, but when do you think the pitchers will open? I am a little worried.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by patricia2 on November 2, 2016
Pitcher Plant

I purchased a pitcher plant in the spring. It was lovely. I watered it, and it seems fine. Put it near a bright window. As winter approached, it started turning brown and the pitchers started drying up. I moved it to a warmer area near a window. It still isn’t doing well. The entire plant is turning brown. What do I do?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

These plants are not recommended to grow indoors.
These articles will refresh you on the care instructions.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/growing-pitcher-plants.htm

https://www.growcarnivorousplants.com/Articles.asp?ID=258

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