User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 34

Thread: This sucks

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Angry

    My S. purpurea was doing fine outside until I came out to check on it one day, and found this.

    It seemed to be doing great, and now all of the leaves are all crispy. I took the above picture about 3 days ago. This is what it looks like now. Mold is starting to grow on the growing point. I'm sure that it's dead.

    I checked for pests, but found none. What the heck happened?

  2. #2
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it happened overnight?

    looks like the roots rotted and then the foliage couldn't get water (because the roots were dead) and then the foliage died.

    toss it. it's toast. and also the soil looks like it's infested with algae so you need to change your water type in the future.

    did you check the roots? could be a pest below the soil.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Posts
    2,154
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    root rot

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ June 29 2005,12:52)]toss it. it's toast. and also the soil looks like it's infested with algae so you need to change your water type in the future.
    Change my water type? I use distilled.

  5. #5
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that's weird... so much algae

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, I get a crapload of it. I don't know why.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just cut off all the dead pitchers and took the thing out of the pot. No pests below the soil. I washed off most of the soil from the roots, and gave them a heavy spraying with fungicide. The roots were mostly very light brownish, and some tips were white. I repotted the little rooted nub in a mixture of peat and perlite, which I microwaved before I put the plant in. It's a last ditch effort. Heck, disturbing the roots in the growing season probably killed it anyway.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't get it. I thought that Sarracenia liked boggy, wet conditions. How can I prevent root rot and also do that?

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

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
  •