Oddly enough, this is a 2 foot tall leuco pitcher, lol.
It got really fat and then opened into this dinky little thing.
I finally got a day off work today, so I dug it out of the bog.
It's been in there for about 2-3 months - transplanted from a 4" round pot.
I had a few other potted sarrs from the same source and over half of them have come down with something - bug infestation in the soil, fungus/algae attack, etc..
Not a single one of my other plants have suffered any of these problems.
This particular leuco was buried a little too deep in the original pot, so I was expecting to find algae/fungus as the cause. I wasn't really comfortable with bare-rooting and 'fixing' problems when I got them, but after dealing with quite a few plants now it's not intimidating at all
Anyways, sorry I don't have a picture of what I got to see .. was too concerned with keeping it contained. It turns out there was an ant colony in the root system of this plant. It had to be from the original pot, because it was strictly contained to the original clump of dirt. When I poured water on the dirt clump, hundreds of ants (lots carrying eggs) came fleeing out.
Since I was already having to bare-root the plant to get rid of the ants, I went ahead and divided it .. 3 leucos in 1
I've heard of others having ant colonies in their pots before, but they said it didn't seem to do harm to the plant. Anybody else had my kind of experience before?
I was shocked mainly because my bog stays pretty wet and has even been under a few inches of water numerous times.