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By MaxVft
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Hello all,
My first sarracenia(a flava seedling I recieved from ChefDean a few weeks ago) has not been doing too well. Lemme explain:
I put it outside the day after I got it / transplanted due to the fact that it was not harsh outside. I planted into a peat/perlite mix. About a week later, I notice that the leaves were starting to dry out and turn brown, even though the soil was quite wet(I keep it in a glass tray of about a half inch of distilled water). I figured I would leave it be and keep it outside to recover with new growth, but that was not the case. As said earlier, it has been a few weeks and there Is no new growth to be found, it looks exactly the same as when I first got it(minus the burned/dried leaves), So I brought it inside under LED lighting today. Here are pics:
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Is it sunburn? Is it pests? Both? All comments are appreciated.
Thanks and happy 4th of July
PS sorry if this post is very complicated, I was making it in a hurry :D
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By CPhunter101
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From what I know, sarrs do a lot worse under weak LED lights than outdoors.
Your sarr was probably just acclimating to its new environment and got a little burnt in the process (totally normal).
You should probably bring it back outside and allow it to finish acclimating.
After acclimating, your sarr should steadily grow new pitchers.
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By optique
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flava do better in spring and fall they prefer it a little cooler keep its conditions stable by leaving it outside and it should look ok by fall and great next spring
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By MaxVft
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Ok, thanks everyone! I will bring it back out and see if it recovers.
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By Panman
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I wouldn't expect too much out of it this season. As long as it keeps green pitchers it is fine. It is going to shut down because of the heat. It may put up some phyllodia (flat leaves) but that is normal.
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By MikeB
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Also, most Sarracenia don't like having their roots messed with during the growing season. They might stop producing pitchers for several weeks or grudgingly produce a few deformed pitchers. Just give it lots of sunshine and keep it damp. After winter dormancy, it should really take off (it's a long time to wait, but that's just the way these plants are).
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