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Is this Bortrytis?


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Hello all,

First time Saracenia grower here (I'm kind of terrible at it haha). I repotted the plant a couple of weeks back and it all seemed to be going well, but then I noticed this strange fungal-y growth I suspect may be Bortrytis. What do you think?

Cheers,
Harry

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Hi,

Yes, it is very likely. 

My advice, you have to completely clean the rhizome from the dry parts, and start on the opposite side of the growth point to cut the rhizome into small slices, up to the white part of it.
If you have grafting putty, smear it on the wound and let it dry and then repot the plant in new peat while keeping it out of the peat.

Good luck

Regards

Natale

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9 hours ago, Natale said:

Hi,

Yes, it is very likely. 

My advice, you have to completely clean the rhizome from the dry parts, and start on the opposite side of the growth point to cut the rhizome into small slices, up to the white part of it.
If you have grafting putty, smear it on the wound and let it dry and then repot the plant in new peat while keeping it out of the peat.

Good luck

Regards

Natale

Hi Natale, I'm curious and just out if interest would a seal and heal work? Such as arbrex etc...

Here some links to what I'm on about...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bayer-Garden-Arbrex-Seal-Heal/dp/B000TAT6JW/ref=asc_df_B000TAT6JW/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=205291394354&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10370321734852327539&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045749&hvtargid=pla-421479303789&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Growing-Success-Prune-Seal-250/dp/B005A5OGXM/ref=asc_df_B005A5OGXM/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=205312686904&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10370321734852327539&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045749&hvtargid=pla-427443801083&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Solabiol-Arbrex-Seal-Heal-Yellow/dp/B07BWZDDJX/ref=asc_df_B07BWZDDJX/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=224088607899&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10370321734852327539&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045749&hvtargid=pla-432091109740&psc=1&th=1&psc=1

I've no experience with either or grafting paste... but am thinking to get one and have it in the potting shed as a standby as a just in case! 

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17 hours ago, Bog boy said:

Hi,

the one I use is from another brand, but we are talking about the same product in this article.
The important thing is to let the pasta dry well, you can keep the plant lying in a dish for the necessary time with the roots wrapped in a handkerchief and water, taking care to have the rhizome (and therefore the wound where you put the healing paste ) out of it to make it dry. After 1 day you can repot and remember to pot always keeping the rhizome out of the peat, this helps to have less problems in general as well as to keep the rhizome always clean from dead parts.

https://www.amazon.it/cicatrizzante-Potatura-Taglio-Cicatrin-CIFO/dp/B01I7SKPQU

Regards

Natale

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Hi all,

Thank you for all this advice. Sadly the Bortrytis has grown pretty rapidly and I'm not sure how successful my efforts to save the plant will be. Either way, I'll give it a go and slice back the rhizome.

Many thanks,

Harry

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And do whatever you can to get constant air movement round the plant.  I now have an electric fan in the greenhouse which is on 24 hours a day.  No Botrytis problems for the last couple of years.

Guy

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