|I also bought CP's from Home Depot and found that they really don't know how to take care of these plants so when they come back, they either are damaged or in "shock" to begin with. *Anyways, if your plant is growing mold, I would seperate it from the other plants in the terrarium and set it outside. *By keeping it in the terrarium, it'll just get worse. *Also, if your plants are very close together, you don't want the mold to spread. *I keep 2 vft's, 1 sarracenia, and a nepenthes in a terrarium (all bought from Home Depot) and the Sarra started to mold because originally, there was a decayed pitcher in the pot at the time of purchase. *I quarantined it before it got really bad so nothing could spread but it was too late for the plant itself. *A worm and fungus gnat attacked it and now it's gone to CP heaven * [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] *I now have a new Sarracenia I bought from a nursery *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img][/QUOTE]|
You know that mold is good for the plants right? People always say OMG mold it's hurting my plant, but that isn't nessasaraly true. The mold you'll most often see keeps the plant clean by decomposing it's dead leaves. The sphagnum will then use the nutrients the mold releases to build it'self up (Whenever the mold is healthy on my plant the moss grows much faster). This mold helps to prevent most dangerious molds and bacteria from growing and hurting the plant. The only time mold should be feared is if it is on a living part of the plant or is out of conrole. I fined it stupid how many people use anti fungle stuff on their VFT befor winter, all it seems to do is kill the good mold and let the bad stuff get a better grip later on. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] so don't freak about mold, just remove it (and it's food) if it gets a little crazey. Also, I've noticed people getting upset about mold on CP seeds lately. It isn't like the mold just appears, it probubly came off the parent plant and moves in with the seed. Mold can help to break down the seed coat and speed germination! It's easy to jump to concluetions and in this case the mold may be dangerious but I thought I'd point out how importent it can really be to your plants health.
P.S. My VFT has had it's moldy friend for three years and it currently averages 25 adult trap on it's single crown (a little lower since I er burned it by mistake this spring).
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In my case, the mold was on the plant and I ignored it for a couple of days. It started on one pitcher and then spread to another and then to root, turning everything brown with white specs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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