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Thread: Is there any hope of saving my Sarracenia Minor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Est View Post
    Wellllllll, about that...
    That's my experience anyway. I could see trying to water-log if it was a bigger pot, but I have the same size pot and they quickly degrade if (when) I forget to water them, especially in these recent heat waves.

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    ...Are you sure the tape didn't wear out? Dunno know what to tell you. Seems too dry, though. Try watering more and have a tray.

    Edit: Plus, you being in Florida, I would assume "several days" would only be about 3 or 4. Just try to keep it as wet as possible, don't wait for them to dry out and then water.
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    I had a bunch of rubra alabamensis do that one spring. I took one to a lab to get it tested. The wilt and subsequent browning was due to fungal attack. Fungus is opportunistic. It attacks stressed plants in the spring because that's the ideal temperature range for fungal growth (I'm remembering between 65 and 85).

    The previous posts are definitely on the right track; give your plants ideal conditions and they will flourish. I'm afraid your minor is a goner. For next time I wouldn't recommend letting a plant that size make a flower. I would also protect the roots from heat by growing in 5+ inch tall pots sitting in water. Bigger the better. Its also critical that Sarracenia get at least 8 hrs of direct sun.

    Happy growing!

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    Didn't you have a post about using tap water for your plants ? Here?

    Maybe the mineral build-up from that, probably should repot before it gets worse.

    Or it could be something unknown, things just happen yaknow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halt View Post
    Didn't you have a post about using tap water for your plants ? Here?

    Maybe the mineral build-up from that, probably should repot before it gets worse.

    Or it could be something unknown, things just happen yaknow?

    Yes, I was using tap-water previously, but a few weeks ago, I replanted all of my plants into fresh soil and started using distilled water.
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    Did you repot it after it began flowering? I'm not certain, but it could be root shock if you repotted it after it came out of dormancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    Did you repot it after it began flowering? I'm not certain, but it could be root shock if you repotted it after it came out of dormancy.
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    Yes, I repotted it after it began flowering
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    Yes, I was using tap-water previously, but a few weeks ago, I replanted all of my plants into fresh soil and started using distilled water.
    a few weeks ago?
    thats your problem..
    your plant started dying a few months ago..long before you switched to distilled..
    the damage was already done when you repotted and switched to distilled..
    plus it looked WAY too dry in your photo..

    Either hard water, or not enough water, or (probably) a combination of both was killing your plant..
    you fixed one problem..by repotting and starting to use distilled..
    you still need to fix the second problem..

    remove the tape, and sit the pot in a DEEP tray of water..
    the water should always be maintained about half-way up the side of the pot, like this:



    if it can recover, it probably will..if its not too late.

    The D. binatas in your photo are also far too dry..you should have them in deep trays of water too..


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