When do they start growing again in UK?
Posted 11 May 2010 - 13:42 PM
Thing is, all my other plants have started growing, the cephs first (which are outside and traditionally the later starters for me) and the VFTs have started sending out new traps just last week or so (quite late as well?!) - am just wondering is this darlingtonia ok?
When do they normally start growing in the UK- it's been a while since I had one (about 5 years!) so I don't really remember!
Is it possible after a few weeks of owning this plant, it's still in a bit of shock from the post etc?
Posted 11 May 2010 - 15:00 PM
If there's no movement at all then it might be worth unpotting it and having a look at the roots. I did this when I noticed one of mine not moving and found that almost all of the roots had been chewed off by some kind of larva. Both the plant and bug are now dead.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 16:19 PM
I very much doubt it too..
I doubt the bugs demise was due to indigestion..?
Posted 23 May 2010 - 16:40 PM
Thanks in Advance ...........Jim
p.s. While I'm here why do I need a different password for CPS
Posted 23 May 2010 - 19:42 PM
If its drying out then that would mean that it is losing more water than its absorbing which points towards a problem with the roots.
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Plant root washed
Piece that broke off
Close up of same piece
At the moment plant is sitting in water tray!
Edited by BLUENOWZ1878, 24 May 2010 - 13:52 PM.
Posted 24 May 2010 - 14:06 PM
If it is a root rot problem then keeping the plant sopping wet is only likely to make the problem worse (although if it is rot then often the plant dies or atleast it does in my case), looks like you have some nice fresh roots but the plant isnt looking too healthy at the side of the other one - I'd seperate it from the other one, and water it in well and then try and keep it on the drier side but dont let it dry out completely. It will then be a case of just wait and see - hopefully it will be fine and start to perk up soon.
As for the comment about the CPS - its a seperate site so yes you do need seperate details for there. Presuming you have joined the CPS?
Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:27 AM
My plant has sprogged up some tiny red traps at the base, been away for a couple of weeks but hopefully they aren't dry and toast now from the heat spell :/
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