So I was gazing at my collection last night and happened to notice a Flava atropurpurea whose pitcher looked off. Closer inspection showed it was shriveling up and near dead, clear sign of rot. I immediately removed the plant from the community tray and remove the offending pitchers. I divided the sections that had the rotten stems, and all the divisions are in quarantine mode. The rhizomes didn't have any signs of rot, just the section at the base of the stem that must have cut off nutrients to the pitcher.
Ignore the fuzz as I'm pretty sure that is dust reflecting the camera flash
Obviously I will be monitoring the plant in the coming days and weeks, but is this typically how rot begins? I'm sure to rot setting in the rhizome or crown, not the base of maturing pitchers.
I have seen this happen a number of times to individual pitchers over the years and don't remember it ever leading to rot of the rhizome. I just snip the bad pitcher off below the bad spot and the rest of the plant has been fine. I have no idea what actually causes it, but my thoughts have shifted between a pathogen or that it may be due to some sort of nutrient overload much like when a pitcher gets indigestion and rots higher up in the pitcher tube. I'd love to hear if anyone else has any ideas or actual info on what causes it.
Last Edit: May 29, 2019 9:54:52 GMT -5 by gotsarrs
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