User Tag List

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

Thread: Struggling sarrs...

  1. #1
    jonnyq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    225
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Struggling sarrs...

    Good morning!

    I've got a bowl containing five recumbent Sarrs... (Same bowl as in the "winterizing" thread.)

    Two of the sarrs, S. purpurea ssp. purpurea f. heterophylla and S. purpurea ssp. venosa var montana, have been struggling. It's been about two months for the heterophylla and about one month for the montana...

    The pitchers have been browning from the outside in...

    I've gingerly checked the montana rhizome and what part of the roots I could access without disturbing the plant TOO much... Didn't notice any obvious root rot or spongy rhizome...

    Could this be a natural not-entirely-unhealthy reaction to the shortening daylight? Dormancy?

    The only reason I'm concerned is because the other three recumbent Sarrs in the same bowl aren't experiencing these symptoms...

    heterophylla:



    montana:
    Last edited by jonnyq; 11-17-2010 at 05:59 PM.

  2. #2
    kahnli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    New Haven, CT
    Posts
    627
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    shortened photoperiod... I'd say you're fine.
    Sturgeon's Law:
    "Nothing is always absolutely so".

    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102021

  3. #3
    UnstuckinTime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    486
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If these plants are new, they could just be adjusting to your specific climate- as far as an approaching winter is concerned. As long as the browning doesnt go all the way down to the rhizome, I would also say you are fine.
    "The plants you grow, end up growing you."


    My Grow List:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=123995

  4. #4
    RL7836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jonnyq,
    Please include your location as the advice would be different if your in Oz or Michigan or Southern FL....
    All the best,
    Ron
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

    *** Growlist / Wants / Offers ***
    (with Pics)

  5. #5
    cp-connection's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Western, NC
    Posts
    629
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jonny, I'm chiming in because you asked me this over email and I haven't gotten back to you. I've never grown heterophylla, but montana does that for me in pots. Even 16" pots. It doesn't do that in my bog gardens (one in 7 zone NC, one in zone 5 WV).

    I've tried, montana in pots in lfs, lfs/perlite, peat, peat/perlite and they always look like that by October.

    happy gardening, Josh

  6. #6
    instigator thez_yo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    San Diego, USA
    Posts
    5,025
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My purp hetero is looking pretty bad too, and it's in the same container as rosea luteolata which looks good... a couple other sarrs in there look kinda bad, but I'm starting to think it's because they're squeaky wheels or the all-greens just don't do so well.

  7. #7
    jonnyq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    225
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi everyone, I can't thank you all enough for the sigh of relief that I'm able to breathe right now... I really appreciate all the responses... Thank you!

    @RL7836 - Sorry, I should have mentioned that in the OP; I hail from sunny Brooklyn, NY.

    @cp-connection - No worries, Josh! I figured that pix would help anyhow... Thanks for the input; good to know that I'm (hopefully) not screwing up the montana too badly...

    @thez_yo - Ooooh, a rosea luteola... That's at the top of my "would love, but can't afford yet" list... Good times!
    Last edited by jonnyq; 11-13-2010 at 09:17 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Help me ID this struggling D. spatulata
    By TheFury in forum Identify That Plant!
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-23-2011, 08:28 PM
  2. Struggling ceph
    By b.t. in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-13-2009, 10:40 AM
  3. Struggling Adalae
    By CPEnthusiast in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-19-2008, 07:38 AM
  4. A few terrestrials struggling
    By jimscott in forum Utricularia, Aldrovanda, Genlisea
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-17-2006, 07:39 PM
  5. darlingtina struggling
    By chris in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-21-2002, 01:25 PM

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
  •