Re: Re: S.flava and S.alata

John Taylor [Catweasel] (
Thu, 15 Sep 94 09:52:27 DST

>>I have a S.Alata and a S.Flava, these have cought a lot of flys.
>>All pitchers are fill up. These plants are in pots with a mix of
>>3 peat moss/ 2 perlite in a tray system and sunny position.
>>Problem is: the pitchers don't stand up but fall down.
>>Please could you help me about this problem ?
>>Is it possible that this problem was caused from rizoma soked
>>not enought depth ?
>Is it the older pitchers that fall over? I have the same thing
>happen with my S.alata.

I often have this problem with S.alata and S.minor (and occasionally on
other plants). I'm not sure what causes this - it's something I've just
learnt to live with... You could put a wire "hoop" (I think they use them
for tomatoes?) in the pot to give the pitchers some support.
(_|_) <--- The wire "hoop" looks something like this - it's supported
| | | by the 3 or 4 vertical wires.
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| John Taylor [Catweasel] | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology |
| | Department of Applied Physics |
| | Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA |