FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by

Discuss any carnivorous plant that doesn't fit in the above categories here or general chat about carnivorous plants

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By Bob Beer
Posts:  587
Joined:  Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:39 am
Unless you live in the desert southwest, i doubt that sun is the problem. Please describe your conditions and where you live, what water are you using, what soil? Add some detailed pictures if you can. Otherwise we have nothing to go on.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
By twitterglitter
Posts:  253
Joined:  Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:44 pm
If its happening to the new pitchers you could have a pest problem.
I had a similar problem earlier in the year with thrips. Look around at the base of the plant in between the leaves and in the top layer of soil. I had to use a magnifying glass to figure out what was going on.

Sent from my SM-S820L using Tapatalk
By riveraXVX
Posts:  1098
Joined:  Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:29 am
what is the potting medium you are using there and container? what type of water do you water it with? I'm still learning about these plants but they look to be potted too deeply - at least I believe so. perhaps more experienced growers can chime in there.

aside from that watering, planting medium or pests are your best bet for the issues.
By riveraXVX
Posts:  1098
Joined:  Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:29 am
do you know what brand sphagnum it is by chance? it looks to be of fairly poor quality or broken down pretty far - if it is mosser lee, that may be the problem also (it can look very similar or sometimes way worse)

if you have a tds meter have you tested the runoff from the soil?

And the winner, by popular proclamation, is ... @[…]

Nepenthes HL shrinking but pitchering.

The rajah, jacq, Kemiri, and palawanensis are st[…]

Coming out of dormancy?

It looks like the first spring pitcher is on its w[…]

I would like to see if they can survive the BC wi[…]

No, the coloring doesn't bother me.

Every email message I get from the forum is block[…]

I got another/more grow light(s)

Which one is better a canagrow 35 watt led grow bu[…]

Drosera paleacea giveaway

If you were a fan of Games of Thrones: In one epis[…]

Support the community - Shop at!