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  1. Since I sprayed these little worm looking things have come out. Any idea what these are? 20210610_170018.mp4
  2. I couldnt see any pests. But I asked sarracenia northwest also and they think it could be pests. I've given it a spray so fingers crossed it looks better next year. Thank you for your help
  3. Thanks. I'll take a look tomorrow to see I can find anything. I might give it a spray of provado ultimate bug killer just in case
  4. No, I dont use sand. Just peat and perlite.
  5. Thanks. I suspect it could be the soil but there is one rhizome in the pot that is doing good so it's a mystery
  6. Hi everyone. Does anyone know what could be causing one of my sarracenia pots to be putting on poor bendy growth right now. The two pots in the picture are exactly the same flava type that I devided in January 2020. They are watered from the same water source and recieved the same amount of light.it didnt do great last year either.
  7. DCallan

    Dried Spagnum

    Thank you for your help
  8. DCallan

    Dried Spagnum

    Does anyone know a good place where I can buy dried spagum moss. I bought some from my local garden centre to be used as a top dressing but in watering my plant it caused the ppm to go over 200. I'd still like to try again with spagnum as a top dressing.
  9. Yes, it clearly had something in it. Thanks for your reply
  10. Hi all, A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy some New Zealand spagnum moss as a top dressing for my sarracenia purpurea. It looked great. However I did a random water test today in its tray and the reading was around 200ppm. I have since removed the moss and watered the top of the pot about 5 times so now the reading is around 60ish ppm. I tested my water source and that was well below 50ppm and other sarracenia water trays where fine too so i knew it was the spagnum causing the high number. Question is have I missed something as I thought spagnum moss was fine to use hence why I got it?
  11. googling what you said it looks like you are right. Thank you for your help mate.
  12. Hi all, Can anyone Identify this nepenthes please. I thought it was a miranda hybrid but Im not sure. Thanks Dan
  13. Can anyone recommend a decent low cost RO unit? I'm thinking of connecting one to the outside tap. I've no idea where to start with one
  14. Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone could advise me on the topic of water. In short, I collect alot rainwater which has lasted me all year without having to buy any large amounts of diironized water. However my sarracenia flava and dionea have spread like crazy and I plan to repot them into a bigger pots next year so their water need will go up and I have recently expanded the number of plants with 6 other small specimens of sarracenia. I do have a few tropicals indoors too. I was wondering whether a zerowater filter might be my answer, or should I consider a reverse osmosis unit (RO) ( but would my collection size be worth buying it). I've never tested my tap water but I am planning on getting a TDS meter to test it. I do have an outside tap but I have no idea how to setup a RO with it or whether it needs good pressure. Really appreciate your help.
  15. I cut off all the dead pitches and even the winter leaves in spring. It allows the sun to get deeper to the rhizome. Your plant will produce better pitchers if you cut it in spring time.