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  1. Don't worry, once the pitchers have started they'll just grow as normal, whether or not a flower is aborted or damaged.

    Sometimes plants are weird and grow wonky or not as expected for many reasons.


  2. It's a bit difficult to quantify. Obviously the maximum available hours changes month by month and most will grow no problem and no less vigorously with less than optimum hours of sun.

    But maximum sun hours gets you onto a whole new level of colouration you just don't get if they're in shade for any part of the day.

    You can also give leucophylla what you think is plenty of sun and a lot of clones will just refuse to grow autumn pitchers, even though they seemed happy enough churning out spring ones.

  3. That plant looks very happy. No need to repot at the moment. 
    In winter, when it's dormant, you can repot it. It'll spilt into at least three plants easy.

    Insects act as fertiliser. They photosynthesise like any other plant so can survive fine, but will grow faster and larger if catching insects.

  4. 11 hours ago, pirks said:

    I can't find the post where im sure it mentioned evergreen had nutrients in. I will keep looking and let you know when i find it.

    Thanks for everyone's help. 

    There was a discussion over Vitax a while ago, but it was a misunderstanding (Vitax peat is superb). Most peat suppliers won't catagorically confirm their peat is safe for carnivorous plants if you ask them.

    Personally I've found every brand to be absolutely fine, apart from Westland. But that was 10 years ago so might be ok now.

    It's a natural product at the end of the day, so there is always the chance some poorer quality product will be excavated whatever the brand.