It seems like every spring at least one of my patio bogs becomes infected with the fungus that causes "root rot." This year the victims were my flowering saracenias (I had to cut most off to save the plants).
It's become almost a yearly ritual of carefully removing the plants, cutting off their rotten roots, and kneading the new 50/50 sand/peat mix. You should see the looks from my yuppie condo neighbors and the horror in their eyes at all the mess!
Is there anything preventative I can do? *I don't reuse soil. I keep the bogs in a well circulated 4 floor balcony, I use low mineral water, and I let them go into dormancy outside in winter, with little or no water.
Curuiosly, it only seems to bother the bogs with living moss on top. Is there a relation?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.