Carnivorous Plants/heliamphora

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in september, i went on vacation and was not able to water my heliamphoras. one still had water, but the other dried up. A  few weeks later, it sent up 6 new pitchers. i was just wondering if this is usual because all my other cps would not come back after that.

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Hi Jarred,

"Normal" so depends on the overall growing conditions, which you didn't mention.  Your plant must have had a large enough rhizome to be able to survive the drought.  Surviving drought like that is often very plant by plant too.  I can think of numerous examples in Sarracenia where one plant would survive and another wouldn't.  Bottom line, try not to let them dry out. :)

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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