Help! pitcher going brown?


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It's fine, just the result of the insects inside breaking down and perfectly normal for this time of year. Sarracenia do the same.

Hope that allays any concerns!

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Nigel H-C

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Mine are doing the same. Not quite as bad but on the way. But I do have loads more growing in the pot.


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Hi, would you split them into new pots. I've got some nice Irish pure sphagnum peat moss coming, and some silica sand. I've got some perlite and a nice carnivorous plant compost already. Would you repot?? [emoji6]

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I'm planning to divide mine next week. I'll be using Irish peat moss and perlite.

I'm quite new to this so I'm giving you information I was given only a few hours ago. I may translate slightly wrong but I'm sure someone will correct me if I do.

You can take the new runners out but cut them about midway down, making sure you have roots. Plant them in 2:1 peat and perlite. Keep well watered, out of direct sun.

It looks ready to re pot to me but someone may advise better.


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I'm planning to divide mine next week. I'll be using Irish peat moss and perlite.

I'm quite new to this so I'm giving you information I was given only a few hours ago. I may translate slightly wrong but I'm sure someone will correct me if I do.

You can take the new runners out but cut them about midway down, making sure you have roots. Plant them in 2:1 peat and perlite. Keep well watered, out of direct sun.

It looks ready to re pot to me but someone may advise better.


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Would not add silica sand?

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I'm planning to divide mine next week. I'll be using Irish peat moss and perlite.

I'm quite new to this so I'm giving you information I was given only a few hours ago. I may translate slightly wrong but I'm sure someone will correct me if I do.

You can take the new runners out but cut them about midway down, making sure you have roots. Plant them in 2:1 peat and perlite. Keep well watered, out of direct sun.

It looks ready to re pot to me but someone may advise better.


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Would you not add silica sand?

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Awesome. I got lucky when I started and met a couple very knowledgable people. They know pretty much everything about carnivorous plants. I don't like to hastle them too much though so I ask people on here too. Everyone is really helpful.


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I wouldn't say I'm that knowledgeable about carnivorous plants, but when I get started I can't stop lol I'm a really fast learner, and research alot [emoji6] it's a hobby i can't stop, lol. But always want to know more about them. Love it!

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I'd leave dividing until the spring, that way the plants have the whole season to root through and establish.

I use a peat and perlite mix, the same as for the Sarracenia.

Nigel H-C

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They're just full of food!  Cut one off my outside plants yesterday and it was solid with flies almost 3/4 of the way up - didn't know there were so many flies around!  New pitchers coming up now after all the rain.  I wouldn't rush to split - I quite like to see big plants in big pots....

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They're just full of food!  Cut one off my outside plants yesterday and it was solid with flies almost 3/4 of the way up - didn't know there were so many flies around!  New pitchers coming up now after all the rain.  I wouldn't rush to split - I quite like to see big plants in big pots....
The brown on the pitchers are getting white fuzz mold on them should I cut them ones off???c1cb34a5ce5561a48fed5483ff76cad2.jpg

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15 hours ago, bigphil1984 said:

The brown on the pitchers are getting white fuzz mold on them should I cut them ones off???c1cb34a5ce5561a48fed5483ff76cad2.jpg

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Up to you really depending on how 'nice' you want your plants to look?  If its outside then the rotting pitcher probably will not cause any harm.  If you cut it off then you'll loose all the flies inside to that point that are feeding your plants (but they're probably well fed by now anyway).  I tend to remove once they get in the way of new pitchers coming up.  In the greenhouse I'm a bit more careful as mould can spread easier so inside it'd probably have to be cut off.

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Up to you really depending on how 'nice' you want your plants to look?  If its outside then the rotting pitcher probably will not cause any harm.  If you cut it off then you'll loose all the flies inside to that point that are feeding your plants (but they're probably well fed by now anyway).  I tend to remove once they get in the way of new pitchers coming up.  In the greenhouse I'm a bit more careful as mould can spread easier so inside it'd probably have to be cut off.
Hi dunc, I wiped the mold off yesterday with a wet bit of kitchen paper. And seems to fine now. I think the problem with the mold was I ve been zipping the zips closed on night time and humidity was getting to high, so left it open last night and it was ok today no mold. I'll wait till they get more brown or in the way of new growth as you said. Thanks [emoji6][emoji106]

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