ANY AND ALL ADVICE APRESHIATED! (this has been spell checked)
...I SUCK... All my plants look like they are on the brink of death and I don't know what to do. Please move to location of specialty for areas you may be able to help in. Thanks. (or just enjoy the general feeling of doom in the entire post)
Species (nick name)
Ventricosa (Little Gulp): Got light starved while I tried to save it from dehydration when I ran out of distilled water and my car was in the shop. Lost all but 1/2 a trap... the same 1/2 a trap that's been there FOREVER (I cut the brown part off a long time ago)
(GOOD NEWS: It's recovering, made a new shoot and has lot of swelling baby traps all over it and a juvenile trap on the new stem has just opened. It still looks abused for lack of traps, but it's actually growing better then ever... it also has a fungi in the soil which I am 98% positive is benificial and is why it is growing so well)
Sanguinea (No name): I forgot I had a little clear drainage dish on the bottom so I put it in another dish. I kept watering it and it kept getting more dehydrated, I couldn't figure out what was wrong for the longest time, but I did in time to save the plant. The only problem is, now that it is hydrated, it doesn't show much in the way of new growth... okay no new growth. My Ventricosa lives next to it and has grown 4 new leaves on the main stem and a full inch on the baby stem since then even while this plant has done nothing. Granted I don't see the fungi in its pot, but I'm worried about it. The tendrils haven't even extended on the existing leaves [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
VFT(Green): Ahhhh, stupid plant! Why for thy swell up and pinch off thy own growth point wile shedding away thy roots? Basically it is ďdeadĒ or a little swollen ball about the size of a marble. That would be its rhizome and all thatís left of the plant. Anyone have ANY IDEA WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED OR HOW I CAN SAVE IT?! Sorry, I canít stand the thought of loosing a flytrap. Letís take a vote, to I leave it as a rhizome in my fridge and hope is doesnít die. Wait till spring and replant it, or should I cut it up and replant it now and hope for clones or should I wait till spring and hope it doesnít die while I wait and then cut it up and plant it?
VFT (Snapper): Okay, Snapper seems to be normal for it. So I guess there is no worry their. As most of you know, Snapper is my oldest VFT and the only one who has weathered many years with me. Everyone else I got last October and November.
VFT (Big Red): Ewwww. Twisted trapless leaves? I have no clue why, but itís not going dormant nicely for me. Oh well, into the cellar it goes, cross your fingers.
VFT Aki Ryu (Little Red): 3 long light green spindly leavesÖ Not exactly what I would call a good sign. Anyone have a clue? Itís going into the cellar for harder dormancy Saturday, but I worry about it.
Mexican Butterwort (Grim): I thought it was dormant for the last few months, but now I think I was wrong and I donít know what to do!!! When I got it, it started aborting its flowers and then stopped making the nice thick big sticky leaves and started making tiny thin non-sticky leaves. Now I find out that the leaves are supposed too is thinker and smaller at dormancy and the whole thing look like an artichoke while it flowersÖ MINE NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL! Now I fear my plant is stressed and needs more time growing, but that would mean it would be late getting a dormancy and Ö and I have no clue what Iím doing! Help! Anyone!
All my sundew from last fall got sunburned and died, lesson learnedÖ Good news is I have an unexpected birth of 4 rotundifolia from Whales in my Sphagnum/nursery chamberÖ They are out competing my sphagnum but thatís just fine with me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Too many to keep track of: I have no idea what Iím doing, but they seem okay. All except one which I think my Dad killed by not watering, but aside from that. I am however going to put them into dormancy in the cellar on SaturdayÖ Oh yah and my northern purp seedling is doing fine. A little brown around the edges but I think it is just going dormant (my nursery is gently temperate). One concern is the tiny base it sits on. Iím always afraid the whole top is going to snap/twist off. Is this normal/how long until it has a less vulnerable crown?
Okay, so maybe itís not the end of the world, but I have a big pile of ugly sad looking plants and Iíd rather not. Thanks for your help guys