I bought it in Spring last year from Bugtraps as a large plant and it looked fine. I've been growing it in my (almost) south facing window and watering it via the tray method, leaving the tray go dry for a couple of days before refilling. Usual damp dormancy. Basically, besides the winter temperature, I've been growing it like a Dionaea.
During the winter it got fungus and there wasn't a lot I could do for a long time as I couldn't locate a safe fungicide over here. Ireland is very Ballygobackwards when it comes to that sort of thing, plus very tight chemical laws.
I got some fungus clear in late winter and have been treating the plant every now and then with it since (it's mycobactyl based).
As you can see from the pictures a couple of sections of the plant have died back (although there is life right in the growing point of those sections). I've also quite a few yellow leaves, is that a regular thing early in the growing season? I read somewhere that as new pitchers are produced then old leaves will die. I don't know how true that is.
As you can see there's a lot of moss in the pot (always has been). It's mostly what I attribute the past fungus with as it's smothering parts with damp moss and reducing air flow.
What are your views?
Should I remove all the moss and replace the surface with perlite or sand?
Can the plant go outside with my VFT's for the summer?
I'm working on getting images into the post. Damn blasted contraption.
IMG_1186 by richardmbunn, on Flickr
IMG_1185 by richardmbunn, on Flickr
IMG_1184 by richardmbunn, on Flickr
Edited by Richard Bunn, 26 June 2012 - 17:38 PM.