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    That photo is not of a pitcher plant though. If the trumpet pitchers were flavas and they are still alive then you should have phyllodia on them. Phyllodia are tall spear shaped non carnivorous leaves, probably around half the height of the original pitchers.

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    They look like curved Irises (Irii? lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    Pygmy Drosera? Neat. Never saw those in a ready to buy bog before.

    If it looked like rust then maybe it was rust.

    Stiff sarracenia is a good thing ^_^


    If the rhizomes are healthy, I'd spray lightly with fungicide and place in new medium. If they have rotting parts, cut off the rotten part and part of the healthy part just before the rotten part. Treat with a fungicide. Plant in sterile medium (Microwave it. Make sure it's wet first!). If you want, you can water with superthrive to encourage new root production. Keep the crown above the medium. Cut off any dead lives and spray the green leaves with fungicide, too. Put them in full sun and in a shallow tray of water.

    After that and after they are back to normal, you really don't do much. Pull an occasional weed, and keep the tray up. If you want to see good pics of Sarracenia in their natural habitat, look at the S. oreophilla sticky at the top. As you can see, all they need is a constant water supply and as much sun as you can provide. Always use the purest water you can and get some experience under your belt before you start experimenting with artificial fertilizers.

    If you ever see signs of pests/disease, cut off the affected area and spray with fungicide. Don't use fungicide just for the heck of it, though, as that can help promote fungicide-resistant strains of fungi. Similar in a way that abuse of antibiotics and lead to resistant strains of bacteria.


    Ok, hope I covered it all. Remember that sometimes a plant is just beyond repair, and sometimes it's time to throw it away. We can't really know the full extent of your situation without some pictures, but hopefully my little mini guide will help a little.
    What kind of fungicide? Preferberly something you know that sells at lowes. And to tell you the truth I rather not put them in a new pot right now. Maybe later but not now I dont think I have the time and rather not. Is putting them in a new pot or not a life threatening situation for them or jsut something you reccomend?

    Quote Originally Posted by indymental View Post
    That photo is not of a pitcher plant though. If the trumpet pitchers were flavas and they are still alive then you should have phyllodia on them. Phyllodia are tall spear shaped non carnivorous leaves, probably around half the height of the original pitchers.
    But still that is what the spots look like. Phyllodia?

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    I use Schultz fungicide/mitacide/insecticide. I never have any fungi but I keep some fungicide for seeds and cuttings as a preventative measure. I don't go to lowes but I'm sure they have it. Clearly's or Clearies or whatever is good, too.

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    I am pretty sure that I have those in the bogs. I would go outside to look but it is cold and dark. So what did you say? That I should keep those in there? If I do would they cause harm to the CPs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    I use Schultz fungicide/mitacide/insecticide. I never have any fungi but I keep some fungicide for seeds and cuttings as a preventative measure. I don't go to lowes but I'm sure they have it. Clearly's or Clearies or whatever is good, too.
    Is it that there is a Schultz fungicide and a Schultz insecticide or is it all 3 in one?

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    It's 3 in one. They probably make just a fungicide but i've never seen it.

    Phyllodia ARE the leaves of your sarracenia this time of year. Every year they switch leaf forms. No bugs in the winter so no use making pitchers. these are strictly for photosynthesis.

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