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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 ages to mature and some have burned before opening, the leaves are perky and the rhizome is again healthy, white-pinkish.

So the question, are my plants horribly dying or are they fine and they just need time to adapt?

Conditions:

Soil: peat/perlite 50:50, some Sphagnum moss on top and some mixed in the media

Light: it gets direct sun from 8am to 14 pm, I live in Spain so it's quite strong. Maybe it burnt the pitchers in combination with some hot wind.

Water: RO, last month I was far from home so I topped the bog with water, when I returned i unplugged the drainage hole near the bottom and flushed it with some more RO water ¿Could this stagnation be the issue? I'm trying to keep it a bit more dry now

 

Photos of the plants (I can't attach them, files too big):

Dionaea: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gQqbaOdZuDUROc5CbEqrNp6tlZdFGr9H/view?usp=sharing

Sarracenia:

growth point https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sWsxExvkn-Wq54tfkKO67IdpGWzY_9Yo/view?usp=sharing

general view, notice how the newest pitcher has some discoloration, even though it's not deformed or anything like that https://drive.google.com/file/d/12642LprEtKsUFNlHqX5Z7oH-_vQsd0JX/view?usp=sharing

 

Thanks for your opinions on my plants, hoping they are fine, best regards.

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I think I found the problem, but it is probably too late now to do anything, still I will try and rescue them! Yesterday I found out that my RO unit was dead, or at least malfunctioning, so it seems that by not checking up on the water regularly I've been watering basically all of my plants with 300ppm water, and I don't know for how long, possibly months, I called the technician and he got the machine to repair, I flushed all the pots with distilled, but I fear the damage is done and there is only waiting for their eventual death, could I repot them, or flush them more to recover some? Or is it more efficient to throw everyting in the trash and start over again? I don't have many plants but 300ppm is a lot of calcium carbonate... My bog could be alkaline by now. My other plants seem to be fine but I fear it will eventually catch up on them.

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If they look like they did in your last picture, flushing them will soon have them back on track, repot in spring next year.

cheers

steve

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