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    Orange fungus on Truncata?

    I got a truncata about a week ago and when it came it was red and greenish color. Then the pitcher and some of its leaves started getting faded rusty orange spots on it and i have no idea what it is. I thought it was fungus but outside where its pot sits is in direct light and i haven't watered it in 5 days so it could be too dry for fungus.

    So does this mean the leaves are just drying up and dying or can i prevent this somehow?

    Here's a picture of some of it, right near the bottom.



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    truncata pitchers turn orange/red. its not uncommon, the spots you see on the leaves are likely burned nectar glands or just basically a plants version of a sunburn.

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    Woah, that could be actual sunburn - not just burnt nectar glands. If it sits outside, try not to put it in direct sun, especially without gradual acclimation! Too much light + Too much heat = sunburn.

    I would recommend sitting it in partial shade and see if that solves the problem.

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    allright, i'll remember to move it to a shady area tomorrow, thanks.

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    it would help for bigger picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by upper View Post
    it would help for bigger picture.
    you mean increase pitcher size?

    For some reason i had it next to my VFTs, i knew they didn't share much of the same requirements but i guess now i learned my lesson!

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    What upper suggested is a larger photo so that we can see more clearly what is wrong with the plant. I can't see the rusty orange spots too in the small photo you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
    What upper suggested is a larger photo so that we can see more clearly what is wrong with the plant. I can't see the rusty orange spots too in the small photo you posted.


    Hope this helps. I put it in a shady place and it apears to have gotten worse.

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