Here's a little photologue of the disease that hit my flytraps. My biggest, oldest VFT didn't make it, but it looks like the D. muscipula 'Pink Venus' i got this year will pull through... although in a rather strange way. See for yourself:
As you can see, the disease (anthracnose? Anyone know?) killed it down to the soil. I put it out in the sun when i moved, and the sunlight seems to have coaxed the last remnants to make a comeback... in force! There are a whole bunch of little plantlets growing from the remains of the plant.
I have a few questions about this. I want to try to bring the plant back from the dead a bit more before dormancy, but then i was thinking that these look like seedlings/baby plants anyway, maybe they can get by without a dormancy this year? Should i separate them, or are they all going to be attached to the same rootstock? Has this happened to anybody's plant before?
Finally, does anybody know what the disease was? It scared me pretty bad, and cost me my best VFT. I don't want to go through that again! I bought some neem oil spray (water-based) after a while, and it may or may not have helped the plants i sprayed. It's hard to say. Anybody have a definite success with neem?