User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 11

Thread: Sarracenia hybrid questions

  1. #1
    jrod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    303
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Located in Delaware. I have a pair of Sarracenia on my back deck in separate pots, sitting in about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of distilled/rainwater. The area is mostly shaded, but gets an hour or two of bright, bright sun around noon every day. The two sars (Tarnok and Dana's Delight) just don't seem to be doing much. Tarnok especially seems to be unhappy. Does this sound more like too little water or too little light? I'm hoping to transfer them to a container this weekend, and might be able to then put them out on my front step, which gets a lot more light. I'm trying to avoid that, though, so keep them from being picked at by the neighborhood kids, etc. I'm growing a slew of orchids on this same back deck, and all are showing tremendous growth, with bright green leaves. Any thoughts are appreciated. I'll try to post some pics if necessary. Cheers.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Martinez, California
    Posts
    3,556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You give a sarracenia, a sun LOVING plant, only two hours a day? Only one half inch of water????? Hel!, I wouldn't grow for you either. Meet the requirements for the plant, or don't grow it.
    45 yrs. growin\'
    Founder NASC

  3. #3
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    VERY true bugweed! Sarracenia are not orchids! i have a few myself and they dont like a lot of sun at all! if your putting sarrs in that kind of light your getting nowhere. Leucophylla(what Tarnok is a form of) need TONS of light in order to keep their pitcher form and color.
    alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  4. #4
    jrod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    303
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Idiocy acknowledged. Thanks for the advice. Now, I've got another question. Since it looks like I'll be rebuilding my current bog garden, and my plan for these plants was always to grow them together in a bog container, would you recommend transplanting the sars along with their move? I'm definitely going to have to move them to my front steps, neighborhood pests or not. I'd like to do the best thing for them, without shocking them too much. If possible, I'm going to do this tonight, as I'm afraid of losing the plants in the bog.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Martinez, California
    Posts
    3,556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Might as well transplant. Get Superthrive to stop any shock caused by the move. If you are worried about pests, well, just tell your little brother to move out!!! LOL!!!!!
    Over your bog, build a light wood frame, and cover with Bird netting. Kept all kinds of varmints out of my plants when I had to do that, and gave them 100% light for growth and color. Idiocy is not to be acknowledged. It is to be learned from so those mistakes are not repeated! Besides, every last one of us went through idiot before we came to where we are now. Don't worry about it, and do what you now know you need to do.


    Superthrive at Home Depot, or Lowe's.
    45 yrs. growin\'
    Founder NASC

  6. #6
    jrod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    303
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks again for the advice. A quick update. I didn't transplant last night.... I came home to find fungus gnat larvae had invaded the Tarnok pot, chewing off all but two young leaves, and turning the growth points to complete mush. This would explain the wilting, along with lowered water levels. I've never even seen the larvae in these pots, prior to yesterday. And believe me, I've been looking. I kept the plants in their pots, applied an insecticide drench, let it flush through, and moved them out front. They're sitting with their pots almost completely submerged now, but it'll be touch and go for a while, I'm guessing. If the added light and water start to perk them up, I'll have to decide how to procede at that point. Why can't the bugs just go into the pitchers, not around them Well, at least this might help another newbie out there save the same mistakes. Thanks again...

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,005
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fungus gnat larvae shouldn't harm an adult plant. I'm not even sure they harm seedlings.

    Your plant might have rotted, but the larvae are there by coincidence.
    Alexis Vallance, U.K.
    Plant gallery
    Grow list

  8. #8
    Cardiac Nurse JB_OrchidGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    3,818
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Secondary infection. Kinda like magots. They are used in the medical field to eat away netrotic tissue. Purposefully put into wounds by DR. They eat the dead and leave the good.
    JB
    Friend me on facebook with JB_orchidguy@yahoo.com.
    Growlist Updated 05/08/13

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •