Hi Steve, thanks for your thoughts, I'll reply inline if that,s ok ?
>"Looks like its trying to be a S. purpurea hybrid,"
thanks, I didnt go directly to the sarracenia section cos I was not at all sure of its genus! :):)
>" due to watering with high TDS limey water"
Yes I had hoped that it may have only met the high TDS at the flower shop, but it could have had a history of neglect
I could not decide if the small inner pitchers were just young or stunted thro' neglect.
I tend to the latter because a couple of them are withered.
>"nectar roll at the pitcher entrance, is that common to all the pitchers or just the ones pictured?"
a few of the large pitchers have a tiny roll and one of the small ones has what could be the start of a better roll. Well I say "better" !ha not knowing till just now that they were supposed to have it !LOL
I'll try to get a close-up pic after I go googling what nectar rolls should look like.
>" It probably wont be possible to positively ID it till there is a flush of 'normal' pitchers, even then with no positive authority.
No worries, as long as I know it is S. something that should guide me as to care.
>"Leave it outside, give it plenty of sun and flush the soil with rainwater regularly for a few days, then stand in a tray of rainwater. Did you empty the water out of the pitchers? "
Thanks, sun was going to be one of my next questions :) you are telepathic cos I was in a quandry about loosing any dissolved nutrients !!!! well done Steve :)
No I didnt, but will now. I just topped them up with rainwater, but most were dry anyway or had just a dribble in them. That could be due to rough handling by the unwashed public rather than bad aim by the hosepipe man ! :) :)
>"Dont worry too much about loosing the flies etc it will start catching more as it recovers from its shock."
I could swat some fruit flies for it ? I expect a house fly would give it indigestion in its present state !
Gosh, its like rehoming a pet, but at least there wont be high vet bills hehee :)
Edited by MalcolmP, 28 May 2012 - 14:26 PM.