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.
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5
Sarr. minor fan: why are you doing this
Jun 14, 2020 18:34:28 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: \The immature stupid person posting in the chat box has been banned!
Jun 27, 2020 18:46:44 GMT -5
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
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