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  1. My S. Purpurea has been doing well again this year, but over the last couple of months I've noticed that the new pitchers it's producing are deformed. Last year, I did have a slight problem with tiny caterpillars that were folding the tops of the pitchers over and binding them with silk, but there's no sign of these this year. I have also checked for other pests and sprayed with my usual fungicide/pesticide earlier in the season, as a preventative measure. The only thing I can think of is either a root pest, or some sort of genetic abnormality which is now showing itself as the pla
  2. Hey there, I just want to share some pictures with you. :) It was a really nice season for my plants. grows fast and get a cool colouration after some trees dies around the house, because millions of bark beetles... Pics are random from june to now.
  3. Recently I have Been noticing little black spots on my Sarracenia bug bat a week after I got it. The plant is in great condition showing no deformities or illness and these black spots look like they aren't hurting the plant. They also just come of if you scrape them of with my finger. They also have spread to my Sarracenia Judith Hindel and it's driving me crazy i don't know if it's a parasite or If it's natural if you can please reply if you know what it is
  4. Hi I've been away for a week and when I got back I discovered these twisted pitchers. They were fine and straight when I left. I think they have been attacked by a bug of some sort - thrips? The little white evil dots in the photo! I've treated with Provado. Have I done the right thing? I've only been keeping sarracenia for 9 months so still learning. Help appreciated. Thanks Robert
  5. Hello friends I have been noticing a few problems in my minibog, which contains a Sarracenia, several Drosera and a Dionaea, the Drosera are fine and flowering, but the Sarracenia seems to be having trouble pitchering, it sent two rather short-lived pitchers, which dried up from the top, then the third one is kind of discolored (this scared me a bit), the rhizome seems healthy to my untrained eye at least so I hope it's not rot. The Dionaea is also doing weird things, it exploded into 3 or 4 plantlets just after not flowering (i cut it), and got 2 normal traps, but the new ones are taking
  6. I have an apartment with moderate sun in the morning through eastward balcony; over past week, my sarracenia has been in a relative’s garden and the direct sunlight has really helped it. I was wondering whether a grow light would help it maintain good growth and strong stems if used during the night in the apartment as otherwise it will only get 4 hours direct sun in the morning on the balcony or living room windowsill. Have previously used an 18W LED Grow Light on bonsai and it did a good job so was hoping it would on the sarracenia also. as said, it already gets direct sun
  7. My sarracenia is going red on its pitchers which are growing; is this normal? Last year pitchers were totally green; this year they are going red in areas like a person with a heat rash. Tried uploading photo but it didn’t work.
  8. I have an apartment with moderate sun in the morning through eastward balcony; over past week, my sarracenia has been in a relative’s garden and the direct sunlight has really helped it. I was wondering whether a grow light would help it maintain good growth and strong stems if used during the night in the apartment as otherwise it will only get 4 hours direct sun in the morning on the balcony or living room windowsill. Have previously used an 18W LED Grow Light on bonsai and it did a good job so was hoping it would on the sarracenia also. as said, it already gets direct sun
  9. Hi there, Was wonsering about using just sphagnum moss with no other ingredient in the soil (no sand or perlite etc etc) to grow the sarracenia. Have seen people posting previously about how their sand or perlite has has made their soil anoxic so was hoping to avoid that with a pure sphagnum moss soil. Thankyou.
  10. So here’s my Sarracenia; I just gave it three spiders which were wandering around the living room and was wondering how it will digest them. Will they be dissolved in enzymes? Or will it just wait on them to die and rot and then get the nutrients they provide in that way? Thankyou!
  11. Cup trap. Sl seedling. Schuppentiel 1. Funnel trap. S. leucophylla "Red Veines/White Top MK L 15", Citronelle AL Best regards.
  12. Is there a particular type of sphagnum that would be good for Sarracenia seeds? For example, would fresh sphagnum be preferable to dried? Does it need to be treated in some way?
  13. I am fortunate to have received some seeds from the Carnivorous Plant Society in the UK. They are "Sarracenia mixed hybrids". What is the best course of action to grow them? From reading around, it seems they would require the sunniest window and rain water. I have the impression that once an appropriate soil mix is found, all that will be needed is rain water. It sounds like the soil mix is important to their success. They are meant to take a very long time to grow, years and years. Is there nothing that can speed their growth? There are about 30 seeds, altogether.
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    Hi Everyone, I haven't been on this forum since we used our CPs as our wedding centrepieces ten years go! Glad to se it is still going strong :) I would be very grateful for everyone's opinions - I have always taken off the dead growth on my Sarras by removing the whole pitcher at the base. They basically peel off from the stem. Is this the best way or do people just trim them right down instead? I have seen professional growers who cut their whole collections right back so there's nothing to see when dormant - do you guys do this and if so when is the best time? We moved our whole c
  15. Good afternoon, i have had some problems with my sarracenias, i have one S.flava and one S.stevensii that now seems to not be so good. I dont know if winter is coming or its something of autumn or hibernation, im living in madrid. They have too much spots and brown parts like bites of insects, i have found sometimes little spider webs, some night i have seen flying white flies... i dont know what it is...if is some insect or some fungus or some virus... i have used potasium soap and neem oil and nothing seems to work... have someone the same problem? Lots of thanks! love this
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  17. Recently picked up a couple of unlabelled Sarracenia from Wyevale garden centre and was wondering if anyone is a dab-hand at identifying species I believe the first is S. leucophylla, and that the second is some hybrid of S. purpurea?
  18. Today noticed some holes in a couple of the traps on one of my plants along with some silk. Found at least one of the culprits in one of the damaged portions; a small grey caterpillar. Do caterpillars typically damage Sarracenia, and what species of moth/butterfly is it likely to be? I'm not overly concerned if one or two traps are lost, but if the problem continues what pesticide could I use which wouldn't damage the plants?
  19. Hi there! Recently purchased a Sarracenia and it's on a stand on my balcony in order to get maximum sun. Nevertheless, there's a rather pressing issue. I live in Guildford, our tap water is hard, and we're not predicted to get rain until Thursday night. The sarra will probably struggle to last that long, honestly. Have given some tap water in very minuscule doses in order to keep it moist but aware it's not advised. Was wondering whether taking a bottle down to the river Wey at St Catherine's Hill would be a good idea and getting some quick emergency water there to tide over
  20. My sarracenia came in a vase which gets very hot and is clear; and, apparently, this system is very bad. The vase is attractive, but there's no point having aesthetics which are likely harming the plant. It's taller than the pitchers and even taller than their lids. How would you suggest putting it in a more acceptable pot? It also seems unable to catch anything independently. Is there anything that can be done to make it more enticing to prey? Cool thank you!
  21. I would just like to give a shout out to Paul Young in Bristol. Gave me some fab Sarracenias from his really impressive collection. He spent a few hours with me giving me tips and chatting about CP in general, top bloke. I will be heading round there again to buy some fab plants! Cheers! Stellan.