Utricularia problem. Please help.

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Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:13 pm

Hey everyone. I'm not sure what happened but these two pots were full about a week or so ago. They just crashed on me. I've never had a problem with Utrics ever. Even my Sandersonii is looking a bit shotty. Does anyone have a clue or even a good guess as to why?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by tommyr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:39 pm

What's the temperature where they are growing?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:50 pm

tommyr wrote:What's the temperature where they are growing?


The Mid 60s- lowe 70s. I didn't have this problem last year.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by tommyr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 pm

Hmmmm, not sure what's wrong. Too wet maybe?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:04 pm

From what I understand there is no such thing as too wet for Utrics.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Huntsmanshorn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:30 pm

Whats your humidity like, and other than the sandersonii, what are you killing, a calycifida?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 pm

Humidity in the house is anywhere from 40-55 %. They are Nephorphyla and Calycifida. My Fulva, Livida, and Longifolia seem to be doing fine.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Huntsmanshorn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 pm

Hungry Plants wrote: They are Nephorphyla and Calycifida. My Fulva, Livida, and Longifolia seem to be doing fine.


Um yes, I see that now. Hmmm, right there on the tags, imagine that. Perhaps it is time to get those new glasses after all...

Hungry Plants wrote:Humidity in the house is anywhere from 40-55 %.


I don't grow nephrophylla so I won't comment on that one but my calycifida likes things relatively dim and quite humid. I would raise the humidity as much as possible, and if you recently moved it more directly under the light, I would put it in a less intense spot. For the sandersonii it may just be time for a repot. Sniff the soil and if it smells like sulfur then I would suggest a repot in fresh media.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 am

Huntsmanshorn wrote:
Hungry Plants wrote: They are Nephorphyla and Calycifida. My Fulva, Livida, and Longifolia seem to be doing fine.


Um yes, I see that now. Hmmm, right there on the tags, imagine that. Perhaps it is time to get those new glasses after all...

Hungry Plants wrote:Humidity in the house is anywhere from 40-55 %.


I don't grow nephrophylla so I won't comment on that one but my calycifida likes things relatively dim and quite humid. I would raise the humidity as much as possible, and if you recently moved it more directly under the light, I would put it in a less intense spot. For the sandersonii, it may just be time for a repot. Sniff the soil and if it smells like sulfur then I would suggest a repot in fresh media.


I'll give it a shot. It's not a very strong light. Its a twin bulb led shop light. All my Utrics seem to like it. It's about 12"-14" away so I don't think its too strong.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by 1cashew » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:01 pm

I unfortunately know nothing about Utriculara but if something like that happened to me I would suspect a soil fungal infection and apply Scott's Disease EX at the suggested manufactures rate (1/4 teaspoon mostly dissolved in water to 49 square inches of pot surface area). I know this product is safe for VFTs as I have used it but....

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by iamjacksplants » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:45 am

A little late to this one but I just wanted to point out that there very much is a such thing as keeping utrics too wet. They can rot just as easily as anything else. Some even easier than others. The rest of your conditions mentioned seem fine, so you might want to think about watering habits. One other thing that comes to mind is feeding - do you fertilize? Maybe they aren't getting enough energy?

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