Carnivorous Plants/sarracenia

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i have a sarracenia leucalphylla and it's leave are long with a very small opening at the top, it hasnt opened up yet. my other sarracenia have shorter pitchers than that like my sarracenia flava var ruggelli. Is this normal? it has been growing in full sun with pure distilled water in a 1:1 ratio of peat moss to perlite.

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Sarracenia leucophylla is a late season plant, so it produces its largest and most spectacular pitchers in late summer and early fall.  It's normal for them to look scraggly in spring.  They do so at our nursery.  Sarracenia flava is an early season plant, so they will look good in spring, but not so good in late summer.  

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Jacob Farin

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