I've been having some ugly pitchers developing over the last few weeks. I was chalking it up to the random cold spell but only a few plants were experiencing symptoms. Broke out the camera and captured this little dude.
And here is what most pictures are turning out like. You can even see a rough one in the background.
Yes! Kill them NOW! or they will infest! Kill them ALL....Don't wait. I would just cut off that pitcher and trash it. Probably infested with eggs and micro-sects. Let your plant grow another but act now on the spray.
I used merit 75, 1/8 tsp per gal. I wear long sleeves and sweat pants to avoid skin contact with this stuff. Apply the merit using a Chapin 1-Gallon Plastic Tank Pump Sprayer from LOWES. Set the nozzle to light-med mist. Foliage spray ONLY and only applied AT NIGHT. Night sprays helps the leaves absorb the merit. Try to avoid getting it on the rhizome or growing point. If that happens spray the rhizome clean with RO water. Avoid spraying during warm nights If you have to go low to reach new sprouts make sure you set the spray to very light mist and again avoid getting merit on the rhizome. Spray all around the plant 360-deg making sure the tips of new pitchers are hit really well. Wait for two days before next application. Apply at least two to three times with 2 day increments in between.
May take up to two weeks and several apps to get them under control but act now.
There are other techniques to handle thrips whatever you chose do it soon. meizzwang had a good thread in thrips?
Bristol Thanks for that write up Bristol. Sadly, the small collection is in such close proximity to each other I doubt that they haven't gotten on everything. I do have an abundance of Imidacloprid leftover from my Mealy issue. From the little research I've done it looks like it'll target them. I will wait to see if anyone chimes in with other solutions but it might be the way to go. I'd just hate to use it again only 3 months later.
Started treatment with Spinosad to see if I can avoid using Imidacloprid again. Most new growth that's coming in isn't chewed up so maybe it's looking good already. I have noticed while checking things out some white mites inside pitchers but from what I know I believe these are predatory mites (Neoseiulus Cucumeris) that are commonly found in our plants. Only reason they stick out to me now is because they're very fond of one particular plant. Usually out in about on the pot and along some pitchers, not just inside like normal. Perhaps, they're feasting on some thrips? Or I had this ID completely wrong and they're the cause of my issues!
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