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    1st Succesful Dormancy

    This Year, I Used The Garage Dormancy For The First Time. Today I Took Out My Plants... So Far, None Are Dead!!!!!! I just Have One Question. There Is A white Substance on the pitcher of my lady bug. Should I just cut off the pitcher(as far as i know, its not an insect) or what? I will have pics of my un-dormant plants later, as with the ladybug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    the white stuff sounds like some kind of powdery mildew..a fungus..
    if its just on the surface, you could try just rinsing it off with water, and wiping down the pitchers with a paper towel..see if the pitchers look clean and normal after that..

    if its a fungus that seems to be growing *in* the leaf tissue itself, and not just on the surface, then its best to cut off the effected parts..
    but its probably just a minor surface fungus of some kind..

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    It could be mold/mildew/fungus. It could be mealy bugs or evidence of aphids, scale insect or mealy bugs since they excrete a sugary substance that dries as a white powder as well a promoting growth of fungus/mold/mildew.

    Inspect your plants closely with a magnifier. Pay particular attention to the nooks and crannies on the crown. White fuzz in this spaces are most likely mealy bugs.
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    This is the ladybug...(I Think[And Hope] Its Powdery Mildew

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    If it were me, I'd remove all the dead and dying tissue as it gives the new leaves room to grow and keeps your bogs looking cleaner and nicer. As an example here's the bog during the growing season:





    And this is what I've trimmed the leaves to this year. Some people will tell you not to cut living tissue, but I like to trim as close to the rhizome as possible. Later in the season, I like to pull the 'stubs' out. This sometimes cuts into the living tissue of the rhizome, but for me it seems to encourage new growth. This is what that particular bog looks like now:



    By cutting all old growth, I believe it cuts down on pests that may have been harbored the previous season - both entomological (insects) and mycological (fungal) as well as giving new leaves a better, less crowded chance to grow.
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    I usually leave a bit of green on so they can catch a few insects before pitcher making comes. I think i will cut of these parts though, and my plants have no more than 3/4 inch high of old pitchers(if that makes sense)

    I also have a purp which appears to be a brunswick beauty[Thats what i think i bought it as(local nursery, thats the kind the wholesaler sells.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    I am 90% sure that's mealy bugs on your lady bug. Smush the whiteness with your fingers. You will see a little orange juice comes out its live mealy bugs. They will hang out where the mid rib (ala) meets the body of the pitcher and the v-shape base of the pitcher where it connects to the rhizome.

    Great photos Brokken!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp-connection View Post
    I am 90% sure that's mealy bugs on your lady bug. Smush the whiteness with your fingers. You will see a little orange juice comes out its live mealy bugs. They will hang out where the mid rib (ala) meets the body of the pitcher and the v-shape base of the pitcher where it connects to the rhizome.

    Great photos Brokken!!
    I checked for the orange yesterday, as i've heard of doing this before. I could not get any and i rubbed my fingers up and down trying to get orange residue. I guess ill have to see what happens, and ill try to treat it somehow right now(idk how though, i dont want to use chemicals just yet.) i did have mealybugs on a cherry tree bfore though, and i got the orange, so i guess ill have to see sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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