Just a few moments ago I went to check out my mini-bog and after seeing a few deformed pitchers coming from my S. catesbaei I decided I better have a closer look.
The other day we had been shucking corn on the front porch near my mini-bog and just plucked out the corn worms that were nibbling on our precious corn. But little did I know that they liked Sarracenia as well...
Back to the bog I found that all the growing points on EVERY one of my S. catesbaei (the only pitcher plant I currently have) by none other than a fat happy corn worm. At first I thought it was mites or some other tiny insect, even aphids perhaps, but no... after a detailed overlook I found the bugger curled up inside one of the pitchers. Needless to say I then played a quick game of Vlad the Impaler before placing him back into the pitcher but now I have a problem.
Will all of my plants kick the bucket now that the growing tips have been eaten or will the rhizome be fine and branch off to produce more growing points?
Thank you very much for your time,