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Pitchers rapidly dying

by Ishaha » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:21 pm

First it was slow and I understand that they adapt and now its rapid, each one is dying, but it still has new growth. Cause?ImageImage

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Maiden » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:35 pm

It can be a lot of things, but sometimes this happen when the soil became very compact. I suggest repotting your plant in a more airy soil mix.

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by nimbulan » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:06 pm

It could also be temperature-related or even due to a sudden change in light or humidity.

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Ishaha » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:17 pm

I'll repot and keep it in the same spot thanks!

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Ishaha » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:28 pm

Ishaha wrote:I'll repot and keep it in the same spot thanks!

Repotted and in same spot, it lost all its pitchers but the new leaves are fineImageImage Don't get the blackening leaves though....

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Nancy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:12 am

Nep's will abort their pitchers if the humidity isn't high enough. I tried growing one once in an open room and that same thing happened to me-leaves grew and looked fine but the existing pitchers dried up and new pitcher formation's turned black.
Can you provide higher humidity for your plant?

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by AaaaNinja » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:48 am

The leaves look like sunburn. Morning sun is better than afternoon sun. Afternoon sun should be filtered. If it goes for too long without sun and then gets some sun, it'll burn.

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Ishaha » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:16 am

I can stick them outside... In the morning what's the preferred humidity? Here it's like 60%, also how does the potting look? I used 50 perlite and 50 LFS

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by AaaaNinja » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:21 am

Ishaha wrote:I can stick them outside... In the morning what's the preferred humidity? Here it's like 60%, also how does the potting look? I used 50 perlite and 50 LFS

The potting soil looks good. My own homemade mix is similar but I also add vermiculite and orchid bark too. All of it in equal parts. But your mix is good.

I just looked up the particular plant that you have and if I were you, I would just put it in my window. The only problem I see with the plant is the sunburn. Whenever you move the plant, you change all the other conditions as well. Make it simple and focus on the sunburn.

I have a humidity guage in my window and right now it's 35%. I have a N. fusca which is a highland (usually put in terrariums) and it's pitchering there (but not until a year after I got it!). So some species of Nepenthes CAN adapt. So all the advice you probably heard about putting a Nepenthes somewhere and leaving it there is correct. If you moisten the top of the substrate with a spraybottle that also creates a little microclimate for the plant.

Don't worry about whether it's making pitchers or not. Some of my plants only make pitchers in the summer, so even though the humidity is what it is, the thing that makes them pitcher is actually the quality of light they get.

Getting blasted with morning sunlight.
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A sign of the plants getting lots of light but not too much is some red on the leaves but no burning.
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One cool suggestion I have for filtering your sunlight if it's too harsh would be to do something to simulate the foliage of another plant. You could increase the distance the plant is from the window, use cheesecloth, or make paper cutouts if you like making art.

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Ishaha » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:02 am

Wow thanks a lot so The blackening is sunburn annnd I should put it behind some taller plants?

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by AaaaNinja » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:06 am

Ishaha wrote:Wow thanks a lot so The blackening is sunburn annnd I should put it behind some taller plants?

I do have one plant that does actually require high humidity and also I have to put some ice with it at night. To keep it *alive*, not just to pitcher. So this is not true with all pitcher plants. The kind you have does seem to be specifically bred to be easier to grow so that's why I made those recommendations.

Yeah try putting it behind some taller plants. It's good to take pictures so you can compare and see if the leaves are still burning. I think cheesecloth would work great. And you can control how intense the light gets by doubling it up and stuff. You could start with having it behind cheese cloth layered six times, and acclimate it to a certain amount of light by removing layers over time until the amount seems to be plenty for the plant but not too much.

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Ishaha » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:03 pm

I will do that, The leaves guy worse so today I'm doing that

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by AaaaNinja » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:16 pm

Ishaha wrote:I will do that, The leaves guy worse so today I'm doing that

One more thing, older leaves on the plant do sometimes turn kind of yellow and die off naturally. The burning that I see on your plant looks like it's mostly just happening on the lower, older leaves? Take a look at the photo I shared of my plant, it's tall and looks like it's on a long stem. That's because I cut off the leaves that were yellowing and turning brown. If your plant decided to end the lives of the older leaves, that could also give the impression that the burning is getting worse, too. But it could just be the plant sacrificing a few to use their energy while it's adapting. Here is a picture of an aging leaf: Image

You can try keeping an eye on just the newer leaves for signs of burning. As long as the plant is still growing that is a good sign.

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Re: Pitchers rapidly dying

by Ishaha » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:55 pm

Yeah new leaves are green, old leaves look like that and some black


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