I have a huge problem with one of my Darlingtonia about a week ago. I walked out and found most of the pitchers dull green and shriveled. The pitchers used to be over a foot tall.
That plant died within days. Now another one is showing early signs of these symptoms. I've posted images at the following address: http://carnivorousplants.homestead.c...iaDisease.html
1)Pitcher color dull green
2) Pitcher shriveled.
3) Pitchers still well connected to plant.
4) Tan rust color at the base of the pitchers, but still firm
The first plant is a runner from another plant. The pitchers on the runner were as big as the pitchers on the parent. The runner was still connected. And a smaller plant I believe on the same runner in between the parent and that plant seems to be doing fine.
The pitchers seemed to be well connected to the parent plant. There MIGHT be a little rot going on as it was kind of rusty looking at the base. I havenít pull of any healthy pitchers to look at what they would look like. I havenít found any signs of a pest digging into the base. I pulled up the plant and roots and everything seemed healthy. Itís not in a pot so its hard to lift and clean off without a major disturbance. I killed a plant earlier this year by not replanting it carefully enough. I don't know if I finished off the first plant by diging it up or not.
Really disappointing as I had two decent sized plants within a foot of each other and it was filling in nicely.
Any suggestions on what to look for and do?