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    Sarracenia getting dry and brown

    Hi guys,

    I've got a sarracenia for 4 month untill now. Many traps are getting brown and dry.
    Could you please tell me if this is something normal in the spring? What should I do? Could you please take a look at the pics?

    Sarracenia

    Thank you very much !

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    How much water is it getting? It could be too little water.

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    I'm watering them once every 2 days..
    The soil it's constantly wet. I'm worried that I'm watering them too much.

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    What's the humidity like in your area? I know that nepenthes pitchers tend to dry up In low humidity, but I don't know if that's the case with Sarracenia.

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    Sarracenias are bog plants, they should be kept in standing water at all times. The plant looks healthy and I think it's just normal pitcher decay.
    Quote Originally Posted by shantzon View Post
    I'm watering them once every 2 days..
    The soil it's constantly wet. I'm worried that I'm watering them too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summit View Post
    Sarracenias are bog plants, they should be kept in standing water at all times. The plant looks healthy and I think it's just normal pitcher decay.
    I know a couple of growers that don't grow them in trays at all
    Watering once every two days could work just make sure to not let them dry out when summer comes

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    If the media is wet all the time, it's not heat. Especially with temperatures earlier in the year, you really shouldn't be seeing burning or drying up. I would think this would happen later in the year during the summer, but new growth shouldn't be drying up. what water do you use? are they outside? Check the roots, make sure theres no fungus, rot, or disease.
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    I realized the way I phrased that made it sound like that's the only way to grow them, the OP stated he was worried about over watering and I was trying to address that. Are there any pros to not keep them in standing water? It seems more demanding for a plant that can be just left in water.
    Quote Originally Posted by SFLguy View Post
    I know a couple of growers that don't grow them in trays at all
    Watering once every two days could work just make sure to not let them dry out when summer comes

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