User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Regen of Tarnok

  1. #1
    jrod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    303
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have an S. leucophylla 'Tarnok' which had some major problems early this year. It came in with a bad aphid infestation, which went on into complete rhizome rot. There's nothing left above ground but a black husk, but I've checked the pot throughout the summer, and all of the underground roots are still firm and white, three months later. I was wondering if anyone had a technique for coaxing these roots into putting out some new leaves. So far, they don't seem to be doing much but staying alive. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,005
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't think sarracenia come back easily, or at all from the roots. But if you have a small piece of rhizome with a root, it will probably grow something eventually. You're probably talking 5 years until you get a decent sized plamt though.

    I'd throw away and start again personally.
    Alexis Vallance, U.K.
    Plant gallery
    Grow list

  3. #3
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think throwing it away might be a little extreme, but Alvin is right. If you really want a Tarnok in your collection for show, you'd best look for a new one. If it does come back, it'll be a charity case for a while as it gets back into good health. Set it aside, treat it like normal and give it some time. If you can find some, water it with Superthrive every now and again to help reduce stress and promote growth. It'll make a good project, and if it survives then in ten years you'll have warm, fuzzy memories of watching it return to health. But don't be heartbroken if it doesn't - these things happen some times.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,005
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Superthrive
    Snakeoil!

    Don't bother
    Alexis Vallance, U.K.
    Plant gallery
    Grow list

  5. #5
    Cardiac Nurse JB_OrchidGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    3,818
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Alexis you would be surprised. Superthrive does have its advantages. Its a b vitamin complex. Its like a human taking b12 and other b complex viatmins. It gives a human an energy boost, and can do the same for plants too. B vitamins are a needed vitamin at the cellular level. Just don't over do it.
    JB
    Friend me on facebook with JB_orchidguy@yahoo.com.
    Growlist Updated 05/08/13

  6. #6
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i use superthrive just in case it really does work.

  7. #7
    Moderator Alexis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Alexis you would be surprised. Superthrive does have its advantages. Its a b vitamin complex. Its like a human taking b12 and other b complex viatmins. It gives a human an energy boost, and can do the same for plants too. B vitamins are a needed vitamin at the cellular level. Just don't over do it.
    Tried it on VFTs, sarracenia and even non carnivorous annuals and perennials. No difference in growth rate or root development in my experience.

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
  •