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    Before I left for vacation last week I placed all my plants in a huge, low to the ground tub and flooded them with H2O and placed them where they would only reveive about 5 hours of direct sunlight. I got back today and was pleasantly surprised to find about .25" of water remaining and all plants soil still wet. However I about freaked as I saw the lawn tags indicating our lawn service stopped by and fertilized. Just my luck. In the tub I found about a tablespoon of fertilizer. The plants look fine as the service guy came by the same day we left and I figure some noticable damage would occur by now. So I took all plants out and top watered all but the VFTs and Droseras as I don't want to disturb the media. I placed all plants back to their original trays and watered as usual. I think they're OK but do I need to worry about any progressive damage that fertilizer can produce? Should I repot? I estimate before evaporation there was roughly a tablespoon of fertilizer to about 2 gallons of water. My dumb fault for not letting the dude know to not let any fertilizer get on the funky looking plants in the backyard. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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    From what I heard fertilizer is a fast killer with CPs. If they are not dead now you should be fine. If I were you though I would flush your pots out a few times with water, just incase there is some fertilizer in the soil. But anyways I think whatever damage was done has been done now.
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    Personally, I'd repot quickly w/ new media and hope for the best...
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    I think they'll be OK. I flushed out the pots and after almost 3 days (6 days since they fertilized the area) everything's normal. All plants are shooting up new growth and the S. Purpurea has really started popping up new pitchers quite quickly. I think I avoided catastrophe but I still need to call the service to let them know to stay away from them or at least let me know when they're going to fertilize the lawn.

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