Re: Heliamphora pitcher changes

Bob Beer (
Tue, 22 Mar 1994 17:48:14 -0800 (PST)

I have noticed that extremely stressed plants of Darlingtonia will
sometimes do this as well, if the plants are young enough.
Darlingtonia's juvenile leaves are very much like those of Sarracenia or
Heliamphora, but with a thin projection from the tip of the "hood" such
as it is, that points down. I received a small plant from a friend that
she had accidentally "desert trained," and for one season it reverted to
juvenile leaves. (This plant barely escaped alive..) The next year, with
a little more strength, it went back to adult leaves.