I am currently trying to assess whether I should be concerned or not. I've noticed in the last few days brown spotting and discoloration showing up on multiple plants that are not necessarily in the same water tray.
In terms of conditions... we've been having swings of being in the upper 30s for the low and then 3 days later in the 80s for the high, so very much a cycle of hot cold hot cold. They are in peat and perlite, and I have been top watering to ensure the minerals are down to an appropriate level (currently around 90 ppm and dropping). More context... I am literally starting my Sarracenia collection again, so I have multiple plants coming from multiple people/places.
Pitchers are not deformed except for a couple on the same plant, and I am fairly certain this is due to the temperature fluctuations I mentioned. I've treated 3 times over the course of a month with Bayer 3 in 1 to try and be vigilant about pests.
You'll notice in some pictures they show up as small dots whereas others are more oval in appearance. I included pictures of an oval lighter mark that almost looks as if it is coming from the inside/tissue of the pictures rather than external. It is the same shape as some of these others that are starting to have a dark oval.
Any help is much appreciated... I am hoping this is not something serious considering I am just now getting back into the hobby after a hiatus of about 5 years.
Baylorguy, folks are just off and on the forum. With spring, a lot of folks, myself included, are busy outside most of the time.
What I'm seeing looks more like physical/mechanical damage. It's very odd in that there is no sign of donate infection, as one sees with fungi. Is it possible the young foliage was banging into the supports in high wind? Is the spotting only on the outside perimeter? It does look like tissue damage, but from what, it's hard to say.
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5