|That was a nice set of traps there. Do these kind of random diseases occur often?[/QUOTE]|
Well, that's the million dollar question, isn't it?
I wish i knew
1- What it was
2- If it will happen again
3- How to prevent that!
apple rings.. what more can i say?
D musc, you mean my plants have been going into dormancy since March? Seems unlikely...
They have been getting better since I flushed out the pots every day for a week two months ago... maybe they will start looking better after I repot them later on in the winter... Also, every one of my VFTs have been totally teensy and weak all year... Oh well... maybe the 19 seedlings will turn out better...
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D. Muscipula, do you think its possible that the plant died back in reaction to its new environment? I have a typical that I bought last summer from a local nursery that died completely to the ground to the point I literally left it for dead for several weeks. Then by chance I happened to glance into its pot one day and saw new sprouts. Since then it has been growing like a champ.
Also a question for you and FTG, are the plants that are having problems ones you let flower this year? Do you think the problems might be weakening from flowering?
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Actually, the one that died DID flower this year, and set seed. However, none of the other affected VFTs flowered this year. The flowering may have made the difference between living and dying, but it didn't determine who got sick or not.
Unfortunately, the disease began before the move. Otherwise, i'd just chock it up to environmental changes.
FTG: I didn't realize it had been that way since March. It sounds like you might have a bad soil mix, since flushing the pots helped. Or, you've been watering with tap water. Finally, the fact that ALL of your plants have been sickly all year suggests that something is wrong with the growing conditions. In the case of my plants, they were growing great until WHAM! They started dying back.
Perhaps your plants missed dormancy last year, and have been trying to go dormant all summer?
hhhm , that kinda happened to one of my flytraps before , it was a dionaea muscipula ' red variety ' . the plant looks great and well grown then later the whole top part of the plant dies and only a few shoots come out , weird ehh .
The same thing happened to me, with the dying of leaves...Only, I keep getting new leaves growing. Not only that, it's very unpredictable as to which leaf this happens to, when, and also, new leaves/ traps have begun to sprout out from different sides of my pot. The same dying effect happens on my nearby sundew as well as pitcher plants. I've been trying to figure out if it's just a lack of humidity.
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