I have been having some problems with some of my plants lately, hope can find out what am I doing wrong and how to stop it.
copelandii Apo from BE.
yes its an intermediate plant trying to grow in extreme lowland here in Singapore,
but it was doing fine for 2+ months, bringing out leaves which were O.K. and slightly smaller pitchers...
then this pitcher,
then these 2 horrible leaves!
its in cocochips, perlite, charcoal, bark 2:1:1:1 mix, 70% shade. The only changes so far is the monsoon period to a slightly hotter period... But i doubt that the temp made this change!
a problem with 2 giant form raffs: Bau giant from MT and BE-99 from BE...I understand they are not THAT difficult plants, but yet seem so fussy to me!
Bau giant: has been with me for 1 year, 70% cloth, has pitchered total of 00001 times and has increase total of 00000mm in terms of leaf size! planted in cocochips, perlite, charcoal and peat (I think).
BE-99: Has increased in size slightly, planted in cocochips, perlite, charcoal. The stuff on top is cocopeat. Most obviously, the rust spot on this plant is terrible! I have never used fungicides before but after so many months with no improvement I had to! (havent observed any improvements ever since application - i used captan) anyway, the plant has not been growing (no leaf size increase) and whats worse, it has stopped pitchering on the last 2 leaves...
another BE-99 which has not been growing...even shrinking slightly!
I know the most likely problem would seem to be burning or overexposure to light. But I doubt it because these plants are all under 70% shade and they only get these filtered rays for 3 hours daily, light is blocked out by the building most of the time. And BE uses 80% shade for them, how much difference could there be?
campanulata from MT
in charcoal, LFS, cocochip, perlite mix.
have no idea whats wrong. I understand their pitchers should last longer...shouldnt they?
Appreciate any help given. Just general info: I live in Singapore, 1 degree off the equator. Water daily, temps are 24-34 degrees although 34 is quite rare (we got it 3 times last week, this week has been cloudy and wet) and I use 21-21-21 dilute 50% and applied to foliage weekly.
(PS forgive my horrible spelling, typing rather quickly, is there anything unclear?)