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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Nov 21, 2016 11:40 AM CST
Hello Everyone!

My pitcher plant used to be so beautiful and had 14 pitchers. But, while moving onto campus I left it in the car for an hour in 103 degree weather heat (bad plant mom award). Soon after, all it's pitchers turned black and shriveled up. It has been 3 months since this has happened, and no new pitchers have formed. Please help me give my pitcher plant some love! Thank you (:
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 21, 2016 12:06 PM CST
If it was sitting in water during its car adventure, it may be alive. If it was not, it may be dead. Look at the crown of the plant. Is it still nice and plump? Or also black? If black, it's a goner. If you aren't sure, cut all the dead leaves off and post a photo of the plant.
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Leftwood
Nov 21, 2016 12:51 PM CST
Is this a tropical pitcher plant, one that still has green leafy looking stems even when the pitchers are gone?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 21, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Depends which pitcher plant it is. I have exposed my Sarracenia pitchers to 100++ temps last summer, and when I came back they all look so shrivelled. Have resumed keeping them sitting in distilled water, and they are slowly coming back. Though at this time of the year it is really time for their dormant period, so I know some will just look ratty as cold season temps ensues.

If it is the Nepenthes pitchers, is it just the pitchers itself that has dried up? How abt the leaves, are the remaining leaves still alive and is it still making new leaves? I keep my plant sitting in distilled water always and it resumes making new leaves and keeps the older leaves alive, and I grow them indoors by our west facing window. I just cut off the dried out pitchers or any lower leaves that has dried off. As long as I see new leaves forming, then it will make new pitchers.
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greene
Nov 21, 2016 1:26 PM CST
ljones26,
I agree Knowing which pitcher plant will be helpful.
I went to the NGA plant database and typed in 'pitcher plant'. Can you see your plant listed here?
http://garden.org/plants/searc...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 21, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Oops! I assumed Sarracena but it could be Nepenthes. Sarracena take the heat without a blink. Nepenthes not so much. Sad
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