Re: S. Flava pitchers not fully opening

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Wed, 29 Mar 1995 09:38:49 -0500

> Here's another question, this on behalf of a non-internetted friend.
> What is the cause of, and the cure for, bright, strong healthy new pitchers
> of S. Flava opening as per normal except for a "pinching" of the lip from
> either sides of it's diameter? If manually pulled open, the pitcher is
> under tension to spring back to it's pinched position. Three pitchers have
> been in this condition since opening 3 weeks ago.

Going through some older messages and didn't notice a reply...
I have seen this with S. flava before, interestingly, very rarely with any
other species. I don't think there is cure for that pitcher; once it has
hardened off after opening that is pretty much it. It doesn't seem to me to
reflect any serious or long term problem. I finally decided it may have to do
with local conditions while the pitcher is opening - maybe a little dry or low
humidity. The next pitcher from that plant should be fine.